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Big Fight in Little Chinatown

Directed by Karen Cho

Official Selection, DOC NYC 2022

Raise your hand if you adore your Chinatown! We hella do! Across North America, beloved Chinatowns have become under growing threat of safety risk and erasure in times of urban reconstruction, pandemic, and anti-Asian violence. Capturing streets filled with mutual care, pride, and passion, Karen Cho’s BIG FIGHT IN LITTLE CHINATOWN shares with us the many residents, businesses, and community networks of Chinatowns across the continent, intimately exploring the hopes and dreams of their collective futures. Cho’s documentary affirms these urban centers of life as historic gems deserving of protection, while reminding us of their truth as places of belonging, memory, and home.

A conversation with Filmmaker Karen Cho and SF Chinatown community leaders to follow.

Community Partners: Chinatown Community Development Center, Chinese Progressive Association, CCHP Health Plan

Preceded By

Don't Be Sorry Still


Directed by David Au

A timid but resilient ahjumma feels empowered to fight back when she discovers face-slapping competition videos on the internet.

Dates & Times


The Great Star Theater

Sat, May 13
2:30 pm