It’s a Beautiful Neighbourhood: “Chinatown Pretty” Across North America

May 12th, 2021

Chinatown Pretty was created by photographer Andria Lo and writer Valerie Luu, two friends who love dim sum and documenting Chinatown. What started out as a blog and Instagram channel that photographed and interviewed elders in Chinatown evolved to become a book of portraits and interviews worn by poh pohs (grandmas) and gung gungs (grandpas) of Chinatowns across San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, and Vancouver. Join us as Vancouver’s very own Chinatown regular June Chow emcee this fascinating interview and discussion with Andria Lo and Valerie Luu.

Valerie Luu & Andria Lo
Moderated by Allan Cho


We would like to acknowledge that our festival takes place on the unceded traditional territories of the Skwxwú7mesh, Səl̓ílwətaɬ and xʷməθkwəy̓əm First Nations.