"The Lions of Chinatown", a Short Film About a Woman Training to Become the New Year Lion's Head

The Lions of Chinatown is a short film from filmmaker Law Chen that follows a young woman who is training to fill the coveted lion's head position in the Chinese New Year celebrations.

THE LIONS OF CHINATOWN follows a young woman as she trains to become the lion head, a traditionally male dominated role in the forgotten art of Chinese lion dancing. Sara is ending a 5 year trial and hopes to become an official member of Hung Ching, The Chinese Freemasons, New York City Chinatown's most notorious lion dance crew since 1956.

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