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Chinatown Rising: A Documentary in Progress


Harry Chuck

Josh Chuck

Come meet Harry Chuck (Director & Producer) and Josh Chuck (Co-Producer & Assistant Editor) as they share their experience being on the front lines during a tumultuous time in San Francisco's Chinatown history and the fascinating documentary project, Chinatown Rising (, that arose from the aftermath!

When:  Sunday, November 11, 2018, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Where:  Alumni House, UC Berkeley

Speakers:  Harry Chuck (Director & Producer) and Josh Chuck (Co-Producer)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Registration & Networking
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - Production update, viewing of selected scenes, and Q&A with the director
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch & Networking

Cost:  $10 general; $5 current students (at the door)

Synopsis of Chinatown Rising

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.