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Chinatown Rising

Weaving together never-before-seen archival footage and photographs, CHINATOWN RISING reveals a deeply personal portrait of a San Francisco neighborhood in transition. Chinatown activists of the 1960s reflect on their years as young residents waging battles for bilingual education, tenants’ rights and ethnic studies curriculum that would shape their community and nation.

Chinatown Rising

1h 22m

Weaving together never-before-seen archival footage and photographs, CHINATOWN RISING reveals a deeply personal portrait of a San Francisco neighborhood in transition. Chinatown activists of the 1960s reflect on their years as young residents waging battles for bilingual education, tenants’ rights and ethnic studies curriculum that would shape their community and nation.

Previews + Extras

  • Chinatown Rising | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Chinatown Rising | Preview

    S10 E6 - 30s

    Weaving together never-before-seen archival footage and photographs, CHINATOWN RISING reveals a deeply personal portrait of a San Francisco neighborhood in transition. Chinatown activists of the 1960s reflect on their years as young residents waging battles for bilingual education, tenants’ rights and ethnic studies curriculum that would shape their community and nation.

  • Chinatown Rising | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Chinatown Rising | Trailer

    S10 E6 - 1m 33s

    Weaving together never-before-seen archival footage and photographs, CHINATOWN RISING reveals a deeply personal portrait of a San Francisco neighborhood in transition. Chinatown activists of the 1960s reflect on their years as young residents waging battles for bilingual education, tenants’ rights and ethnic studies curriculum that would shape their community and nation.

  • Chinatown Rising | Harry Chuck: Activist and Man of Faith: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Chinatown Rising | Harry Chuck: Activist and Man of Faith

    S10 E6 - 1m 4s

    Meet Harry Chuck, one of the filmmakers of CHINATOWN RISING and the subject of the film. An active member in San Francisco's early Asian American movement, the reverend was a witness to what happened to many of the community's young residents.

  • Chinatown Rising | The Fight for Housing in San Francisco: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Chinatown Rising | The Fight for Housing in San Francisco

    S10 E6 - 1m 15s

    In San Francisco's Chinatown, the housing for its residents were less than desirable. For activists in the community, they refused to sit idly by the HUD's (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) devastating decision on a project that would have renewed the neighborhood.

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