Autumn : Portraits of the American Dream
Autumn: Portraits of the American Dream, is a series of personal histories of former detainees of the Angel Island Immigration Station. These Asian-Americans walked the halls of the Immigration Station in their youth, and have much to teach about history, family, and the pursuit of happiness. These filmic portraits of grandparents and community leaders resonate with all immigrant stories.
When the Day is Through
Jim is a Japanese – American born in Sacramento that returned to Japan in his childhood. He was detained upon his re-entry into the United States in the late 1930s. He has much to teach about the “American Dream,” including how to play Johnny cash on the guitar.
The Rainbow’s End
Li Keng was born in a rural village in China and was detained upon her immigration to the United States when she was seven. She has published her experiences in the acclaimed book, “Good Fortune: My Journey to Gold Mountain,” and gives presentations on her American experience around the United States.
Autumn: Portraits of the American Dream was created in coordination with the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, California State Parks, the ENGAGE Program at California College of the Arts, and We Players.