5 lessons and 9 questions about Chinatown
Shelly Silver (US 2009, 10:00 min)
Combining documentaries and animations, this film presents how the historical facts, including Chinese Exclusion Act and racial discrimination, have been shaping this neighborhood. Meanwhile, it questions whether it’s fair for other white immigrants to treat the Chinese as ‘the other’, reflecting on the problems faced by the residents of Chinatown today.
Shelly Silver― Artist
Shelly Silver is a New York based artist working with the still and moving image. Her work explores contested territories between public and private, narrative and documentary, and--increasingly in recent years--the watcher and the watched.