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“A Tale of Three Chinatowns” raises concerns about neighborhoods’ survival
SAMPAN by SHIRA LAUCHAROEN (June 24, 2021) – “A Tale of Three Chinatowns” is a documentary film screened through the Roxbury International Film Festival, in partnership with the Shared Stories series at ArtsEmerson. The movie, which focuses on the survival of Chinatowns in Boston, Washington D.C., and Chicago, will be played from June 23-27. It explores...
theEagle (American University) REVIEW: ‘A Tale of Three Chinatowns’ explores Chinese American identity through their community experiences
By Tristan Au | Tuesday, August 03, 2021 – For those who make their way to D.C.’s Chinatown for the first time, they may find it jarring to see McDonald’s, Chipotle and Walgreens occupying the streets. What’s more, each shop in Chinatown shares a blatantly appropriated chinoiserie aesthetic — which would be fine if the shop was...
Washington Asia Pacific American Film Festival successfully concluded
Chineseindc.com (published 08.05.21) – Washington DC News, the 21st Asia Pacific American Film Festival in Washington successfully concluded on July 25. Although the film festival was basically screened online, the closing ceremony was held at the AFI Silver Theatre American Film Institute in Silver Spring, Maryland. The ceremony also screened the movie “Girl Away from Home”...
The DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival returns
WJLA-TVA (ABC) News On Your Side did a piece on the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival. For more, click here: https://wjla.com/features/7news-mornings/the-dc-asian-pacific-american-film-festival-returns
BostonHassle.com Interview with Director, Lisa Mao
DIRECTOR LISA MAO (FRONT) INTERVIEWING ONE OF THE SUBJECTS IN “A TALE OF THREE CHINATOWNS”. PHOTO COURTESY OF FACEBOOK. From bostonhassle.com: A Tale of Three Chinatowns explores the different stages of disappearing Chinatowns across America, but directs its attention to the ones in Boston, Chicago, and D.C. It is the second collaboration between Penny Lee and...
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