CAAM-funded films nominated for Emmy Awards

Congrats to "Forever, Chinatown" and "Mele Murals!"

Congratulations to the filmmakers behind Forever, Chinatown (directed by James Q. Chan) and Mele Murals (directed by Tadashi Nakamura). The two CAAM-funded films have been nominated for regional Emmy Awards in the “Documentary – Cultural/Historical” category.

Forever, Chinatown is a story of unknown, self-taught 81-year-old artist Frank Wong who has spent the past four decades recreating his fading memories by building romantic, extraordinarily detailed miniature models of the San Francisco Chinatown rooms of his youth.

Mele Murals is a documentary on the transformative power of modern graffiti art and ancient Hawaiian culture for a new generation of Native Hawaiians.

The two films aired on public media last May, during APA Heritage Month, and are funded in part by CAAM with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.