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A Family Affair

film by Shaun Scott

A history of Asians and Asian Americans in Seattle since the late 19th century, this 19 minute film moves from the anti-Chinese ethnic cleansing campaigns to Japanese internment and Phillipine trade-unionism. It covers the strategies of resistance and assimilation by Asians turned Asian Americans in the mid-20th Century, and culminates in a surging review of the successful fight to save the International District in the 1970s. “A Family Affair” is a collaborative effort narrated by Leslie Kwon, photographed by Chris Grunder scored by Joshua Shadlen and Industrial Revelation, and produced by Shaun Scott.