Executive Producer: Yin Kong / Producer, Videographer, and Editor: Hai-Li Kong / Producer and Translator: Alice Liu / Advising Creative Producers: Aaron Reiss / Shahbano Farid. Thank you to: Eastern American Fuzhou Opera Group
Oral History by Think!Chinatown
This video series celebrates the diversity of the Chinese diaspora found in Manhattan’s Chinatown through the lens of everyday kitchen ingredients. In this three-episode series, each video features a Chinatown aunty or uncle who will take us along on their typical grocery shopping experience in the neighborhood. They will explain to us what they buy at each location and how these products are reflective of their regional background. There’s Meemee, the sword wielding Cantonese aunty, Angle, owner of the Teochew snack shop, New York Bo Ky, and Aunty Chen and Aunty Lian, opera singers from Fujian! Each person takes us through the familiar streets of Chinatown, but shows us a slightly different culinary side.
The mission of this series is to highlight Chinatown’s small businesses and locally made delicacies. As such this is supported by the Department of Small Business Services as part of the All In NYC campaign.