Welcome to China Alley
US / 2013 / Color / 7 Min.
camera/editing: Jes Therkelsen, Tou Yang, Matthew Vincent, Gosia Wozniacka
directing and producing: Jes Therkelsen & Gosia Wozniacka
The National Trust for Historic Preservation name China Alley, a street that served as the hub for Hanford, California’s Chinese population beginning in the late 1800s, to its list of 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in the United States. The nomination generated a wave of regional and national media attention and has energized local preservationists, politicians and citizens concerned for the Alley’s survival. Arianna Wing, a 4th generation Chinese American, is trying to help, one pot of tea at a time.