Boston Chinatown - Bootlegging Anectdote from Great Depression

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Neil Chin recalls Chinatown during the Depression, when bootlegging was a form of economic survival. He vividly recounts his encounter, at nine years of age, with police who arrived to break up his mother's moonshine distillery. Using a sensationalistic old-time newsreel aesthetic, the video mixes archival and contemporary footage of Chinatown, bootlegging and the Depression to convey a first-person immigrant narrative within a broader social and historical context.