The Chinatown Files Documentary – A History Repeated Part I
Join CHSA for a screening of the Chinatown Files (2001), followed by a Q&A with its Director Amy Chen, and Professor Emeritus Ling-Chi Wang. This documentary explores the legacy of McCarthyism on the Chinese American community. Chinese American men and women who were hunted down, jailed, and targeted for deportation speak for the first time about how they and their friends were investigated and prosecuted by government agents during the McCarthy witch hunts of the 1950s. At the height of the hysteria, thousands of Chinese immigrants and American citizens of Chinese descent were targeted because of their ethnicity and alleged risk to national security. This cautionary tale of xenophobia and hysteria serves as a reminder of the fragility of constitutional protections today.
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