Yi Chen’s Chinatown to Screen at Little Washington Film Festival

Chinatown

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 2:30pm
The Theatre at Washington, Virginia
291 Gay Street, Washington, VA 22747

Chinatown
Dir. Yi Chen

(Documentary, 27 minutes) An intimate portrait of three Chinese-American residents living in a gentrified community behind the largest Chinatown archway in the nation. Established in the 1880s, Washington D.C.’s Chinatown had been disrupted over the decades, most recently in the 1970s when a section was demolished for a convention center. The city’s urban renewal and redevelopment plans for Chinatown followed shortly after, and today’s older residents must struggle to maintain their neighborhood’s authenticity and find their place in a dramatically changing environment.

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