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Chinatown : Globe Trekker / 555 Productions, Inc.

Other author/creator555 Productions, Inc.
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©2005.
Description1 streaming video file (49 min.) : sound, color
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Contents Southeast Asia Chinatown (4:11) -- Chinese Migrant Society (2:15) -- Chinese Traditions (1:57) -- Singapore Chinatown (3:18) -- South America Chinatown (2:55) -- Chinatown Cuisine Lima, Peru (3:08) -- Chinese in San Francisco (4:30) -- Locke, California Chinatown (2:50) -- Angel Island Experience (3:19) -- San Francisco Chinatown (3:44) -- Chinese Bachelor Society (2:30) -- Museum of Chinese in the Americas (1:47) -- New York City Chinatown Celebration (2:51) -- Hong Kong, China (2:00) -- London Chinatown (2:26) -- Hong Kong Film Industry (2:07) -- Economic Opportunity in China (2:15) -- Credits: Chinatown: Globe Trekker (0:47)
Abstract Delve into the multiculturalism of Chinatowns around the globe with travellers Lavinia Tan, Megan McCormick, and Justine Shapiro, as they visit Penang, Singapore, Lima, San Francisco, New York City, London, and Hong Kong. Tan discovers exquisite Chinese and Malay cuisine, visits a clan house, and experiences the Hungry Ghost Festival. She learns about Singapore's trading center, and the incredibly cramped living conditions of migrant workers. Next, Megan follows the "coolie workers," Chinese laborers forced onto ships bound for cities across the world. Exploring the history of the transcontinental railway, Justine Shapiro visits the Californian city of Locke - the only U.S. town built and solely inhabited by the Chinese. Back in the city, Justine is given a tour of Chinatown and visits a fortune cookie factory where she discovers the true origin of the Chinese fortune cookie - San Francisco!
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 14, 2012.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
General notePart of the series Globe Trekker.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
CreditsHosted by Lavinia Tan, Megan McCormick, and Justine Shapiro.
Interest grade level 10 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguageClosed-captioned.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Other title Globe trekker (Television program)
Publisher number50488 Films Media Group

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