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SMOCA Film Screening: Our Story of War and Remembrance

  • November 12, 2022
  • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Online (via Zoom)

Click to enlarge In observance of Veterans Day, please join the San Mateo chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans (SMOCA) for a free film screening of CHCP's WWII film, Our Story of War and Remembrance: Chinese American WWII Veterans of the China-Burma-India Theatre, on Saturday 11/12 at 8:00 pm on Zoom.

During World War II, about 20,000 Chinese Americans served in the United States Armed Forces as well as other aspects of the war effort across all theaters of conflict. According to the 1940 Census, this represented over a quarter of the 77,000 Chinese people living in the United States at the time. Just over 60% were U.S. native-born citizens. Those born in China were denied citizenship, while all Chinese Americans faced discrimination and challenges to property ownership, voting, and other rights. Despite these barriers based on discrimination and racism, many Chinese Americans answered the call to serve.

This documentary film is dedicated to the Chinese American World War II veterans of the China-Burma-India Theatre (CBI). The film features four veterans of the Fourteenth Air Force, successor to the Flying Tigers, who are all from the San Francisco Bay Area. This is the first time their stories have appeared together.

Through oral interviews of these surviving WWII veterans and their family members, the Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (CHCP) film project team of both students from the Student Docent Cultural Ambassador Program (SDCAP) and adults wish to educate others about the story of Chinese American veterans of the CBI. This film honors, celebrates and preserves the legacy of the patriotism, sacrifice, valor, and contributions of the Chinese American WWII veterans in winning the war in the Pacific. Post war, these veterans established organizations to improve social and economic relationships on the home front.

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