Conversation with DisOrient Founder Jason Mak.
Documentary | 53 minutes | USA | Directed by Siang Hui Tay
Chinese restaurants are ubiquitous in American cities. Behind this American comfort food are Chinese-American immigrant stories of incredible work ethic and family struggles. The filmmaker brings us through the kitchens of five of the oldest food establishments in Seattle Chinatown. What happens to the Chinatowns that formed around these restaurants when the next generations have new dreams?
Jason Mak grew up in Lane County. While studying at the Center for EthnoCommunications at UCLA, he made a documentary about his family’s Chinese restaurant titled Selling Louie’s Village (Without Breaking the YOLK). Jason will speak about his film and the inspiration to create a film festival in Eugene–a festival to celebrate social justice and Asian Pacific American narratives. Watch the film here https://vimeo.com/11612693.