Forever, Chinatown
An Artist Recreates His Childhood Chinatown in a Rapidly Changing San Francisco

Forever, Chinatown - An Artist Recreates His Childhood Chinatown in a Rapidly Changing San Francisco
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Anne

I wandered into the Chinese Historical Society Museum intending to see Frank Wong's miniatures after reading about them in the newspaper. The true gift in life is seeing and meeting with Frank Wong himself at the Museum and getting to speak with him one on one and getting a private tour of ...Read more

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Susie

I loved this. Frank was closer to my father's generation, but so many of the miniatures, the images and people depicted in this documentary remind me so much of my childhood and memories, even though I lived in Los Angeles as child.

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T

Absolutely lovely and touching tribute to life as we lived it. The miniatures are quite the skillful artistry, Thank you.

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liane

Loved this! The miniatures are breathtaking. The documentary was light and beautiful and the perfect little bite.

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John

This is such a beautiful and mindful tribute to Chinatown and one of the great artists in it. Thanks for telling this story, James.

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Mickey

This is a touching and tender chronicle gently gold-guilting the politics of segregation from the inside. This is a dear movie and I will show it to Eli- 9 for a taste of what dedication to personal reminiscing through art can look like.

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Lanzhou

An absolutely lovely documentary. Beautiful, mild and implicit.

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Anna

A beautifully-crafted short film preserving the legacy of San Francisco's Chinatown. Breathtaking cinematography and nostalgic music intertwined with the intricate storytelling of artist Frank Wong transports you through an experience you will never forget. A must watch on Kanopy!

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James

My childhood appreciation for little worlds, as well as my curiosity of people and places, merged with the happenstance introduction to Frank Wong’s Chinatown dioramas.

I wanted the cinematography of the miniatures to place viewers inside the dioramas. As we travel back in time with ...Read more

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