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1977 film about the changing landscape of San Francisco 's Chinatown. Produced during a volatile period in which community re-development initiatives in most U.S. urban centers threatened the unique community fabric of various ethnic communities, CHINATOWN: PORTRAIT OF A WORKING COMMUNITY juxtaposes the vivacity of the people, businesses and community institutions of one of California 's first and arguably, largest Chinatowns against the violent closure, in August 1977, of the International Hotel, a low-income hotel abutting Chinatown along Kearny and Jackson Streets. Filmed footage of the evictions, a watershed moment in the Asian American progressive movement, was later repurposed by its photographer Curtis Choy for his own landmark 1983 documentary of the incident, THE FALL OF THE I-HOTEL.Additional Descriptive Notes: Material is courtesy of the Visual Communications Collection at the Academy Film Archive.
Original Sound 16mm film
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City planning Gentrification Immigrants--California Working class Labor Demonstrations--California--San Francisco--1970-1980 Teaching California: Work Long Ago
San Francisco (Calif.) International Hotel (San Francisco, Calif.)
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