Chinatown Rising Presentation

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We will be hosting a presentation of the documentary film Chinatown Rising. The presentation will feature excerpts of the film, commentary and Q&A with the film makers. The time can vary but usually lasts about 60-75 minutes. 

Date: Friday, March 22nd

Time: 6:30pm 

Location: Ulloa Auditorium

This will be an adults only event. Subtitles in Chinese will be provided. 

About the Film

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. 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. 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.

You can view the trailer here

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