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Boston Chinatown Banquet - Immigrant Stories

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Published on May 12, 2008

A Chinatown Banquet student Johnny Yong composed this insight, highly personal collection of first-person narratives about Boston immigrants. The stories span cultures and generations: a son's memories of his laundryman father, recollections about Chinatown's first immigrants, the modern-day journey of a Vietnamese immigrant.

Storytellers: Neil Chin, Kai Lau, Janice Lee, Paul Lee,Trinh Nguyen, Chang Imm Tan

Video footage: Mike Blockstein, Victor Fong, Eun-Joung Lee

Interviews: Mike Blockstein, Eun-Joung Lee, Andrew Tong, Johnny Yong

Images courtesy of: Boston Public Library, Chinese Historical Society of New England, Chinese Progressive Association, National Archives and Records Administration, Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files, The Sampan

Producer: Mike Blockstein

Editor: David Lawrence

Producer: Mike Blockstein

Editor: David Lawrence

A Chinatown Banquet is a series of short educational films about Boston Chinatown, sparking learning and dialogue across generations, disciplines and geography. The Banquet offers an unprecedented glimpse into the history, culture, and character of the neighborhood. This multimedia project highlights the Asian American experience and Chinese culture in Boston and was created as an educational tool by youth in the Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC or AsianCDC) Young Leaders Network (YLN) which has grown to become A-VOYCE (Asian Voices of Organized Youth for Community Empowerment). These "courses," offering a rich view of the forces that shaped and continue to influence Chinatown, consist of audio and video interviews with community members and others who offer insight into specific issues, interspersed with contemporary and historic footage, images and information, music and ambient sounds. As a part of the Chinatown Heritage Project, the Banquet is a compendium of Chinatown's history, political struggles, culture and physical environment and living conditions.

http://www.chinatownbanquet.org/index...
http://www.asiancdc.org/heritage/home...
http://www.asiancdc.org/

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