The Chinese American Museum of Chicago is pleased to co-present with Center for Railroad Photography & Art a film screening and presentation: Making Ties: The Cangdong Village Project – a collaborative research program studying the home villages of Chinese migrants.
The project exemplifies the possibilities of transnational and interdisciplinary research, involving historians, architectural historians, archaeologists, folklife specialists, botanists, and zoologists from the United States and China as well as members of the Cangdong Village community today.
Barre Fong is a fourth generation Chinese-American and San Franciscan native. He was educated at the University of San Francisco and graduated in 1990. In 2009, he began filmmaking in earnest—his film Detained at Liberty’s Door, produced with historian Connie Young Yu, is currently featured at the Angel Island Immigration Station. His current film, Finding the Virgo has won multiple awards and will be screened on the west coast, London, and Paris. Barre is currently producing Celestials, a documentary film tracing Stanford University’s groundbreaking research about Chinese railroad workers.
This event is free to attend, but RSVP is required.
Same-day walk-in availability is not guaranteed.