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Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant


  • Curtis Chin, Director/Producer

Chinese American woman stands in front of the gate of New York City's Chinatown.

About the Project

EVERYTHING I LEARNED, I LEARNED IN A CHINESE RESTAURANT is an eight-episode documentary series that celebrates one of the staples of American cuisine. Inspired by artist-activist Curtis Chin’s award-winning memoir, the in-depth project will cover the often-unknown and overlooked stories, history, and socio-political roots of Chinese restaurants in the US and their implications for the future of Asian American communities, immigration policy, and broader civil society.