MY CHINATOWN, WITH ALOHADirected by Kimberlee Bassford
- Documentary, Family, History, Pacific Islander, Social Issues
- 10 mins
- WORLD premiere
Fourth-generation Chinese American Kimberlee Bassford explores her family’s relationship to Honolulu Chinatown and the parallels between the COVID-19 pandemic and the 1899-1900 bubonic plague that hit Hawai‘i, highlighting the ways the two public health crises transformed the iconic neighborhood then and now.
Director: Kimberlee Bassford
Writer: Kimberlee Bassford
Producer: Kimberlee Bassford
Executive Producer: Christopher Hastings
Director of Photography: Valerie Narte
Editor: Kimberlee Bassford
ASIAN AMERICAN STORIES OF RESILIENCE AND BEYOND
The Asian American Documentary Network (A-Doc) together with WORLD Channel and Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) have co-produced Asian American Stories of Resilience and Beyond for release in 2022, a series of 7 documentary shorts that move beyond the pandemic and reflect the complexities of AAPI experiences in this critical moment.