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Alone in Chinatown

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Catalogue Number:  GG0008
Producer:  George Gallant
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, History, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2006
Running Time:  52:06


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Albert Leong is the last resident in Lethbridge’s Chinatown, a city of 100,000 in southwestern Alberta where Chinatown was once a thriving community of hard-working immigrants. Born in the basement of his father's store, the Bow-On-Tong Company, Albert is the 4th youngest of 23 children from his father and his three wives. Alone in Chinatown explores the rich history of Chinatown in Lethbridge and looks at the present-day situation for this, and smaller communities in western Canada, places where Chinese immigrants ran restaurants, laundries and grocery stores. Now, their imprint has been filled in and paved over, their presence all but forgotten.


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