Chinese Couplets

Part memoir, part history, part investigation, the filmmaker’s search for answers about her mother’s emigration to America during the Chinese Exclusion era reveals the often painful price paid by immigrants who abandoned their personal identity, the burden of silence they passed on to their offspring and the intergenerational strife between immigrants and their American born children.  The film is in post-production.

Chinese Couplets’ Indiegogo Campaign Surpasses Goal!

My deepest gratitude to our Community Outreach Partners and supporters who made our fundraising campaign a smashing success!

Community Outreach Partners

Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation
California Historical Society
Center for Asian American Media
Chinese American Citizens Alliance (National)
Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles
Chinese Culture Center
Chinese Historical Society of America
Chinese Historical Society Southern California
Friends of Roots
Marin Chinese Culture Association
National Japanese American Historical Society
Visual Communications

Lead Donors ($1000 up)

Lawrence Choy Lowe Memorial Fund
William Schwartz
Chinese American Citizens Alliance (National)
San Francisco Lodge, Chinese American Citizens Alliance
Laura Lai
Linda Y. Chan
Look Lowe Family Trust
Pamela Coville
Robert J. Louie Memorial Fund


Alan Wing
Alana Schwartz
Alexander Lock
Alicia L. Lowe
Alyson Evans
Anh Phuong Nguyen
Ann Henry
Arthur Dong
Anthea Hartig
Barbara Lin
Ben Fong-Torres
Benjamin and Jean NG
BoGay Salvador
Brigitte Helzer
Carol and Jerry Cheang
Carol J. Damm
Chelsea Walton
Cherie Raciti
Cherilyn Oshiro
Chihiro Wimbush
Chitra Agrawal
Chizuko Omori
Christina Crowley
Christine Turner
Clark Barclay
Colleen Fong
Crystal J. Jang
Daniel B Farber
Daniel Masaoka
Daniel Quan
David Condon
Deann Borshay
Deborah Martinez
Donna Young
Douglas Tom
Edmond Gor
Edward Gallagher
Edward K. Wong, Flo Oy Wong
Edward Wong
Elizabeth Goldstein
Elizabeth J Young
Emmanuelle Antolin
Erika Gee
Erika Lee
Eugene Moy
Eugene R. Corr
Franklin Odo
Gail Kriegel Mallin
Gail Lee
Gale Young
Gerrye Wong, Calvin Chew Wong
Gimmy Park Li
Grant Din
Gregor P. Blackburn
Henry Der

Henry Liu
Irene Yee
Jacqueline Hackel
Jacqueline Huey
James Culp
James Jeong
James T. Chappell
Jan Masaoka
Jeanie Low
Jeff Aoki
Jeffrey Blair
Joan Saffa
Johanna Purmort
John Haptas
John Jung
John Seto
Joseph Defrancesco
Joy Chang
Joyce J. Lowe
Juanita Anderson
Judith Lit
Judith Yung
Judy Lee
Katherine Toy
Kathleen Lopez
Kathleen Taylor
Kathleen and Chuck Turner
Kathleen V. Low
Kathryn Barclay
Kavitha Janardhan
Lanelle Lowe
Lauren Saffa
Lee Friedman
Leianne Lamb
Leslie Tom
Leslie Yee Murata
Lia Norton
Lillian Chan
Lillian Louie
Linda and Carlos LeGerrette
Linda Young
Lisa Park
Lisa Rosenberg
Long Truong
Luana Farrar
Lucy Hilmer, Bob Elfstrom
Lydia H Tanji
Lynda Guthrie
Marcia Jarmel
Margaret Kadoyama
Marianne Wilman
Marilyn Kjeldgaard
Marilynn S. Fong
Marin Chinese Cultural Association
Mark Chester

Mark Ong
Maryanne Zadfar
Maureen Gosling
Melanie Chan
Micaela Davis
Michael Hulton
Michael Tye
Michael Z. Castleman
Momoko Nakamura
Munson Kwok
N.T. Loui
Nancy Lim Yee
Pat Ferrero
Patrick Lowe
Peter Stein
Peter Yedidia
Ray Poon
Richard Saiz
Rita Mah, Jeffrey Chin
Robert Dalva
Robert Saffa
Robin Lung
Rolf Mortenson
Ronnie Wong
Rosalia Valencia-Tow
Ruth L Carlton
Sandra Wong
Sandra Barra
Sapana Sakya
Sarah Kass
Shari Deboer
Sharon R. Fong
Sharon Wood
Sonia Melnikova-Raich
Stephen Levine
Sumanth Janardhan
Susan Floore
Susan Morenstein
Suzanne Dunn
Teddy Gong
Theresa Kwong
Thomas Lindberg
Thomas Lowe
Tomie Arai
Trudy Drypolcher
Veronica Ho
Vivek Malhotra
Wei Chi Poon
Wendy Slick
William Holt
William O. Corona
William Wong
Wilton Lee