Two documentaries by filmmaker Jeanette Kong. Watch the trailers and read moreHERE.
'Half: The Story of a Chinese-Jamaican Son'| “Caught between two cultures and races – Vincent Lee was born to a Chinese father and a Jamaican mother. After his father’s pre-mature death, five-year-old Vincent sailed across the ocean to southern China”…
'The Chiney Shop'| From the 1930s to the 1970s, Chinese-owned groceries were located on the street corners of rural and urban Jamaica. filmmaker Jeanette Kong grew up in a Chinese-owned shop in Kingston and details the complex relationship and social interaction between shop-owners and locals.
Every shop in Jamaica that’s owned by a person of Chinese heritage ( most wholesale stores in JA, fyi) is called Chiney Shop. Such is the reality.
I designed these shoes with a unique goal in mind: to create a shoe as a summation of an entire culture’s art. Each shoe possesses design qualities, color palettes, and designs only found in the respective culture. This project allowed me to investigate art historical cultures in a special way by challenging myself to translate an entire style (or series of styles) onto a single object.
Conveniently, I was able to use these designs as the concentration section of my AP Studio Art portfolio and received a score of a 5!
I possess full federal copyright of these designs.