Photography by Jeff Hunt
Chinatown in San Francisco is so much more than ornate streetlamps.
In Part 1, Josh Chuck, who co-directed and produced the documentary Chinatown Rising, traces his family's story back a few generations and explains how they ended up the city. His parents met at Cameron House, where Josh was raised mostly. He has stories of he and his teenage friends finding fun all over town in the nineties. He ends the podcast with his time at UC Davis, which is where Josh started getting into filmmaking.
In Part 2, Josh talks all about what went into making the documentary Chinatown Rising, which he co-directed and produced. From his dad calling him about a bunch of video footage he was cleaning out of the garage to the opening of the CAAM Film Festival in 2019, the journey of making the movie is as remarkable as the documentary itself.
We recorded this podcast at Cameron House in Chinatown in March 2020.