Last summer, CHSNE and the Teen Program at Castle Square Tenants Organization joined forces with the National Park Service to study and preserve the stories of Boston Chinatown. Working with local filmmakers, historians and mentors, interns from CSTO’s Teen Program created six short-films that tell the story of key people, places, and moments that have made Chinatown the thriving community center that it is today. This fall the films were unveiled at the Boston Asian American Film Festival, and now with CSTO, we present them to you for viewing online!
SPECIAL THANKS to film mentors Kenneth Eng, Amanda Huang, Xiao Xiao, and Alan Kwan; CHSNE intern Madeline Le; CSTO staff Madi Mühlberg; all of the interviewees; and of course the wonderful teen interns!
Directors: Elizabeth Figueroa, Christina Zheng, Eric Chan
Interviewee: Ruth Moy, Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center
Directors: Wendy Han, Mei Juan Ruan, and Jailene Guzman
Interviewee: Wen-ti Tsen, Artist
Directors: Yuqing Lin, Favian Liu, and Jian Han Wang
Interviewee: Carolyn Rubin, Friends of the Chinatown Library, Boston
China Pearl Restaurant
Directors: Grace Tsoi, Alex Cheung, and Susan Han
Interviewee: Ann Moy, China Pearl
Old Quincy School
Directors: Kelly Chen, Jordan Wong, Wendy Zhu, and Kelly Fong
Interviewees: Wing-kai To, CHSNE and Hung Goon, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England