Documentary


As Time Goes By – London Chinatown

The history of London Chinatown can be traced back to the 1950s when residents of the New Territories of Hong Kong migrated to the UK to work in the prospering restaurant trade.

In spite of all the various hardships and difficulties over the years, London Chinatown is now officially recognised as an important area in London. Although almost 50 years have passed since then, little is known about how people lived and worked to make this place such a success.

This is a 35-minute documentary that shows you how a group of Chinese migrants attached culturally, linguistically, geographically, and economically from the 1950s. Featuring interviews with restaurant owners and passionate community leaders, the documentary reveals the history of Chinese migration, the glory and the ordeal in the past and the present that woven together in this neighbourhood which defined London Chinatown.

‘As Time Goes By – London Chinatown’ is one of the objectives of the London Chinatown Oral History Project. With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Project encourages the learning of Chinese heritage and its multi-faceted approach has provided many channels for participation and discovering the history of London Chinatown.

APPROX. FEATURE RUN TIME: 34.53 MINUTES
LANGUAGE: CANTONESE
SUBTITLES: ENGLISH, TRADITIONAL CHINESE

London Chinatown Oral History Project presents ‘As Time Goes By – London Chinatown’ Narrator DAVID CHEUNG Music PHILIA YUEN Producer REBECCA Tang Director GRACE WONG Editor COLLINS TAM, JO QIN