Bittersweet Roots: The Chinese In California's Heartland
Bittersweet Roots: The Chinese In California's Heartland Previous Broadcasts
KQED World: Sat, May 2, 2009 -- 5:00 PM
The California Delta, in the heart of the state, is the only place in America where the Chinese have maintained a sustained presence for nearly a century and a half. Here, immigrants from China transformed swampland into one of the richest agricultural regions. Through archival imagery, actor portrayed recreations, and personal family accounts, this program is a powerful lesson in triumphing over adversity.