Canal Street: First Stop in America

Mon, 08/03/2020 (All day) - Wed, 03/31/2021 (All day)

Dir. Keiko Tsuno and Peter Kwong / 1998

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Less than a mile long, Canal Street is the dirtiest and noisiest, but also the most vibrant and dynamic street in New York City. Emmy® Award-winning director/producer Keiko Tsuno and Asian-American issues specialist Peter Kwong take us on an insiders-only journey into life on this make-it-or-break-it street. From the bustling underground world of counterfeit goods, street vendors, shanty towns and sweatshops, witness the struggle of hardworking people subject not only to the difficulties of their labor but to a street with a law of its own.

CANAL STREET: FIRST STOP IN AMERICA is a DCTV production, co-directed by Keiko Tsuno and Peter Kwong.

This production is now available to digitally rent or buy. All proceeds benefit DCTV. Thank you!