CHINATOWN RISING, directed by Bay Area natives Harry and Josh Chuck, is a love letter to San Francisco’s vibrant Chinatown. Weaving together never-before-seen archival footage and photographs, the film chronicles key Chinatown community leaders who started an activist movement during the 1960s, and foregrounds today’s battles for social justice and equality.
Former Youth Director and later Executive Director of Cameron House, Harry Chuck was the catalyst for multiple citywide efforts that benefit San Francisco’s Chinatown community to this very day. Harry Chuck began shooting the footage used in the film forty-five years ago, while attending San Francisco State University. Chuck’s son and co-director, Josh Chuck, has been working in the community for over 15 years.
Co-presented by: Asian and Pacific Islander Council of San Francisco (API Council), Cameron House, Chinatown YMCA, Chinatown Community Development Center, Cal Alumni Association – Chinese Chapter, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Chinese Progressive Association, California Humanities