The Museum of Chinese in America

Founded in 1980, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States.

MOCA Monday: Chinatown Film Project

The Museum of Chinese in America maintains an extensive archive and collection of Chinese American artifacts and oral histories. MOCA Mondays will briefly highlight one image or item from the collection and/or past exhibitions. For more information, visit our website.

A film still from Jem Cohen's New York Night Scene.


The Chinatown Film Project tackled the evocative neighborhood’s reputation–true and stereotyped–by creating unique stories for the audience to engage with. The project began by asking ten of New York’s most exciting filmmakers to present a new take on a global icon. Contributors included Miguel Arteta, Patty Chang, Jem Cohen, Cary Fukunaga, Bradley Rust Gray, So Yong Kim, Amir Naderi, Sam Pollard, Shelly Silver, Rose Troche, Wayne Wang and Richard Wong.

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