“(Dis)Placed in Sunset Park: My Personal Story” by Betty Yu
A short film documenting the filmmakers personal story growing up in Sunset Park, Brooklyn to Chinese working class immigrant parents. She explores her own journey growing up in the 1980’s and 90’s in a neighborhood where she had friends from all backgrounds -- mainly Puerto Rican, Dominican, Chinese and European.
As New York City has experienced accelerated gentrification in the last fifteen years, working class and immigrant families are being displaced and uprooted from where they live and work. This film documents the filmmakers concerns of how the displacement of immigrant tenants will radically transform the cultural fabric and life as she’s known it for decades.
“An Unknown Home” (work-in-progress) by Betty Yu
A short documentary film about the filmmaker’s journey to her father’s hometown in Toisan, China. The filmmaker learns about her family’s roots and past through this 80 year old home.