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An American Tale of a Chinese Fishing Village


The year is 1850. A Chinese junk boat, caught in the rages of a Pacific storm is shipwreck into Carmel Bay. Six teenagers are flung overboard and are rescued by Rumsen-Esalen natives.  These voyagers, finding camraderie amongt these First Nations peoples, establish a Chinese fishing village along the Monterey coast. This is the story of these Asian pioneers, their survival and success, only to face yet another storm: the Anti-Chinese exclusion movement, racist mobs and purges.


Projections & Sound ScoreNancy Wang, Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, and Asha Azama

Projection CompositorsAsha Azama, Dan Nguyen, and Olivia Ting

Sound FormatAsha Azama

Costumes & Set DesignNancy Wang

Red Altar | DVD

  • Format: DVD

    Duration: 70 minutes

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