Documentary on racism against Chinese Americans
April 5, 2012
By Susannah Lee
“It’s important to think about the struggle the Chinese Americans have had, to understand that it’s not always easy and that we are not the model minority, that we’ve always had to fight back against racism,” says producer and director Valerie Soe about the message she wants to bring out in the documentary.
Port Townsend, Washington used to be one of the destinations of Chinese immigrants coming to the States in the late 19th century. Chinese made up a quarter of the population at one point; but now, no trace of that history can be found.[read more] (includes news video clip in Chinese)