4 Years, 13 Countries, 200,000 km, 15 Stories, 5 Films.

Director’s Statement

Cheuk filming Chiang

I have had this idea for twenty-five years – to make a film about the Chinese Diaspora through the eyes of Chinese restaurant owners.

Whenever I travel, I would eat at Chinese restaurants and talk to the restaurant owners. Behind every restaurant, there is a fascinating story ready to be told.  Who are these people?  Where do they come from?  What kind of social, political and historical elements are at play?

The result is Chinese Restaurants.

– Cheuk Kwan, Director