Set in the historic Chinatown neighborhood in Washington, D.C., this observational documentary provides an insight into the impact of urban renewal on the daily lives of its residents. The film intimately follows three residents over the course of a year. Their stories give voice to the community's attempt to preserve the culture and heritage they value. www.facebook.com/chinatownproject
Ms. Sue Lee, Executive Director of Chinese Historical Society of America, talks about the uniqueness of San Fransisco Chinatown, being both a tourist destination and a lively neighborhood for Chinese immigrants. An iPhone production by Yi Chen.
Interview with Former Mayor of DC Chinatown Duane Wang concerning displacement of Chinese residents in Chinatown, the need for additional affordable housing in the neighborhood and the demand for more Chinese and Asian-owned businesses in the District’s Chinatown. Produced/shot/edited by Yi Chen.
At the 2011 Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown, we asked people to share their stories of DC Chinatown, and this is what they told us. Camera by Ian Cook and Juliane Piecha. Produced/edited by Yi Chen.