Chinatown Files | Chicago Reader

Chinatown Files

Truth may be the first casualty of war, but justice and perspective were additional casualties of the cold war, as evidenced by Amy Chen's riveting film about the hysteria surrounding Chinese-Americans during and just after the McCarthy era. Any Chinese who spoke out against poor working conditions was considered a communist, and any immigrant who sent money home to his family was surely an agent of Mao. 56 min.


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