This film was made in 5 days for the International Documentary Challenge from February 28 – March 4, 2013. China Alley in Hanford, California traces its roots to 1877, when the Central Pacific railroad was extended westward and numerous Chinese came to help build the railroads and work in agriculture. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named China Alley in Hanford, California to its 2011 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

Welcome to China Alley from Jes Therkelsen on Vimeo.

“I hear music” is a video profile featuring Edna Vazquez, a Latina singer in Portland, Oregon. I first met Vazquez when I interviewed her for an Oregonian story about gay Latinos. She has since become well known on the Portland music scene.

Edna Vazquez, I hear music from GosiaW on Vimeo.