As part of CHSA’s Second Saturday series of events, July 10th will feature a screening of Carved in Silence by Filmmaker Felicia Lowe at 1 pm. Felicia will be present to introduce her film and also on-hand following for a Q&A session. Carved in Silence is a 45 minute documentary about the history of Chinese immigration to the United States.
Carved in Silence is the dramatic story of Angel Island, the “Ellis Island of the West.” After the Chinese Exclusion Act (1882), potential immigrants suffered detainment and vigorous interrogation for up to two years on this small island within sight of San Francisco. Features scenes recreated in the actual barracks and interviews with former detainees.
The film is free with paid museum admission ($3 for the general public, free for CHSA members). Please call (415)391-1188 x101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or with any questions.
A walking tour of San Francisco’s Chinatown as led by Artist-in-Residence Charlie Chin will take place at CHSA 11 am. The charge is $15 for general public & $10 for CHSA members. The fee also includes free entrance to the museum for the day.