Courage and Contributions: The Chinese in Ventura County.

Position:Documentaries - Sponsored by the Ventura County Chinese American Historical Society - Brief article - Video recording review
 
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Courage and Contributions: The Chinese in Ventura County--63 minutes Sponsored by the Ventura County Chinese American Historical Society Introduction: Kenneth Louie Panelists: Linda Bentz, George Sandoval, Angela Soo Hoo, George Yu Session 5G Saturday, 8:30-10:00 Sakura A

SYNOPSIS: This film illustrates the lives of Chinese pioneers who came to Ventura County beginning in 1865. Featured in the documentary are the contributions of Chinese agricultural workers, the Chinese Fire Company, and the history of William Soo Hoo, the first Chinese mayor elected in the state of California. Produced in 2003 by George Sandoval of WestEnd Production, this documentary opened to critical acclaim from both the academic and local community. A teacher's guide accompanies the documentary, copies of which will be donated for use in the Ventura County public school system. The film is...

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