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Separate lives, broken dreams : the saga of Chinese immigration

Author: Jennie F Lew; Yvonne Y Lee; KPIX-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.); Chinese American Citizens Alliance.; National Asian American Telecommunications Association.
Publisher: [San Francisco, CA] : [NAATA], [©1999]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This program gives an in-depth look at the decisions behind and the consequences that followed the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which barred Chinese from emigrating to the U.S. for 87 years. It examines a period in U.S. history embattled with labor disputes, scapegoating and immigration issues. Personal interviews and archival footage illustrate how families were either kept together or tragically torn apart, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
History
Interviews
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jennie F Lew; Yvonne Y Lee; KPIX-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.); Chinese American Citizens Alliance.; National Asian American Telecommunications Association.
OCLC Number: 42995413
Notes: Originally produced in 1994.
Credits: Editor, Kelly Hendricks, Alan Anttila, Andres Alegria ; videography, Rick Lee [and others].
Performer(s): Host, Rosalind Chao.
Description: 1 videocassette (49 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Saga of Chinese immigration
Responsibility: a co-production of KPIX 5 San Francisco and the Chinese American Citizens Alliance ; director, Jennie F. Lew ; producers, Jennie F. Lew, Yvonne Y. Lee.

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This program gives an in-depth look at the decisions behind and the consequences that followed the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which barred Chinese from emigrating to the U.S. for 87 years. It examines a period in U.S. history embattled with labor disputes, scapegoating and immigration issues. Personal interviews and archival footage illustrate how families were either kept together or tragically torn apart, and how this affected generations of Chinese and Chinese Americans.

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