The Chinese Gardens (2012)

The Chinese Gardens looks at the lost Chinese community in Port Townsend, WA, examining anti-Chinese violence in the Pacific Northwest in the late 1800s and drawing connections between past... See full summary »

Director:

Valerie Soe
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Storyline

The Chinese Gardens looks at the lost Chinese community in Port Townsend, WA, examining anti-Chinese violence in the Pacific Northwest in the late 1800s and drawing connections between past and present race relations in this country. Through text, brief interviews, and images of the empty spaces of Port Townsend's former Chinatown, the film examines early instances of racism against the Chinese in the U.S., from the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 through various lynchings, beatings, and murders. The Chinese Gardens also documents Chinese American resistance to these crimes, illuminating the hidden history of that tumultuous time. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Port Townsend's Lost Chinese Community
1 September 2017 | by bettycjungSee all my reviews

A brief look at Chinese in America who settled in a small WA community in the 1800s and the blatant discrimination they faced to make a living. There is very little dialogue, just placards citing the actions of the townsmen in their mistreatment of the Chinese. For those interested in the experiences of Chinese immigrants trying to survive the pervasive racism of the time, this is a must-see.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed