After Dark Online: Stories from Chinatown

Thursday, May 6, 2021 • 7:00 p.m. PT

Adults Only (18+)

Free online event: Join below or via YouTube or Facebook

San Francisco’s Chinatown, the oldest in North America, is an iconic and influential part of the cultural fabric of San Francisco. Beyond its contemporary popularity as a tourist attraction, the neighborhood exists as a dynamic community of families and individuals cultivating tradition and nurturing social progress. In this program, join filmmaker James Q. Chan as he shares his current documentary project, Chinatown Stories: You Are Here, and premieres a new episode.

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Chinatown Stories: You Are Here centers vibrant and specific stories from within the community—bridging us to one another, one short film at a time. Each film is a specific entry point into a Chinatown neighborhood and the inspiring contributions community members made in shaping their community and beyond. Chan will be joined by Dorothy Quock, researcher and beloved Chinatown community elder, for a live conversation about the series.


James Q. Chan is an Emmy-nominated director and producer based in San Francisco. Recent credits include producing Chinatown Rising, directing large-format 360° films for Disney, and launching the new doc series Chinatown Shorts. His directorial debut Forever, Chinatown (PBS/World/Emmy® Nominee) received multiple festival jury and audience awards and screened globally with American Film Showcase, the US State Department/USC film diplomacy program, where James serves as an envoy. James received a Certificate of Honor from the SF Board of Supervisors for his work highlighting stories from the APA community. James is a member of New Day Films, the filmmaker-run distribution cooperative, and a member of the Directors Guild of America.

With a travel/tourism degree and an International Tour Management Institute certification, Dorothy Quock has led 19 groups to the People’s Republic of China in addition to living there for months at a time. Between 1982 and 1990, she assisted colleagues on trips to the Cook Islands, East Africa, and South America; since 1991, she has worked as a Tour Manager for SF Wok Wiz Chinatown Tours. In 2020, Chinatown Pretty featured Dorothy’s passion for fashion and social justice. With her interpersonal communication skills and cross-cultural sensitivity, Dorothy brings knowledge and experience to her collaboration with Good Medicine Picture Company.

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