DOCUMENTARY SHORT | USA | 22 MINUTES | English
In the county which once boasted it was “free of Chinamen,” Chinese community members search for those who may have survived Humboldt’s 1885 expulsion and 60 years of enforced exclusion– the only known survivor being Charlie Moon, whose descendants are Native tribal members. Framed by the words of a ghost, this hybrid documentary/fiction film alternates between the observational search for ‘the others’ with the appearance of ghosts as the past demands recognition in the present.
CAST & CREDITS
Directed by Chisato Uyeki Hughes
Chisato (Chisa) Hughes is a nonbinary, half-Japanese filmmaker who grew up in Humboldt County and returned to work on the project that would later become “Many Moons.” The film asks questions about ghosts and placemaking today, looking at the history of the expulsions in Humboldt and the Chinese people who, often with the help of local tribes, continued to live in the county despite the threat of white violence.
Chisato Uyeki Hughes
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