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Bean Sprouts, Clips from Episodes 1 + 4

Directed by Loni Ding

A five-part narrative series aired featuring Chinese American children and their friends, dealing with themes of personal identity, intercultural contacts and generational relations in the settings of school, family and community. It set a precedent for Sesame Street. She made the short series for teachers and Chinese activists who wanted the children “ to see a little bit of themselves in their natural setting,” Ding said in a 1992 interview.

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Text reads: Chinatown Rebels Friday 4. 19 6–8 pm, Edge on the Square, SF. Inset photo: Asian man in sunglasses and black leather smoking a cigarette while riding on a motorcycle and stopped at crest of a hill, behind him in the bright hazy distance a steep street, telephone poles and buildings

Chinatown Rebels

Engage with the visioning of the nation’s oldest Chinatown, a place that continues to reinterpret and reinvent itself.

Dates & Times


Edge on the Square

Fri, Apr 19
6:00 pm