In the Press: Channel APA (4/2/12)

Posted by in News | April 6, 2012

The Chinese Gardens Trailer

by Channel APA

“The Chinese Gardens” shines a light on the often-unseen history of anti-Chinese violence and ensuing resistance in the Pacific Northwest. Soe visited the locations of former Chinatown landmarks in Port Townsend, where today there is little trace of the community despite Chinese at one point making up 25 percent of the town’s population. Even a bronze plaque commemorating the former Chinatown has recently been stolen, Soe said. “It’s kind of like chasing ghosts,” she said. Soe hopes the film will help viewers understand the significant contributions immigrants make to American society and become aware that scapegoating immigrants has been used for many years to deflect blame from deeper issues in our society.

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