7:00 - 8:45
Join us for an evening screening of Chinatown Rising, followed by a discussion with Joshua Chuck, producer and director.
Chinatown Rising is a documentary film about the Asian-American Movement from the perspective of the young residents on the front lines of their historic neighborhood in transition.
Against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-1960s, a young San Francisco Chinatown resident armed with a 16mm camera and leftover film scraps from a local TV station, turned his lens onto his community. Totaling more than 20,000 feet of film (10 hours), Harry Chuck's exquisite unreleased footage has captured a divided community's struggles for self-determination. Through publicly challenging the conservative views of their elders, their demonstrations and protests of the 1960s–1980s rattled the once quiet streets during the community’s shift in power. Forty-five years later, in intimate interviews these activists recall their roles and experiences in response to the need for social change.
NR, 85 mins., 2021.
Directed by: Harry Chuck and Joshua Chuck
Produced by: James Q. Chan, Harry Chuck, Joshua Chuck
Directors of Photography: Harry Chuck, Anson Ho
Editor: Greg Louie
Music: Miles Ito
Consultants: Christopher Chow, Evan Jackson Leong, Walter Louie, Dr. Judy Yung
CHINATOWN RISING is co-production with Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting presented in association with Chuckwow Productions, Good Medicine Picture Company and California Humanities. Executive Producer for CAAM: Stephen Gong Producer for CAAM: Don Young