CANTON ARMY IN THE HIGH SIERRAS:
Chinese workers build America's first transcontinental railroad (1863-1869)
Carving 13 tunnels inch-by-inch through the solid granite of the Sierras in the days before dynamite, an army of thousands of Chinese railroad workers were the backbone and heart of the Central Pacific railroad western half. This film recounts the real story of these workers, their methods of work and the ethnic/cultural values that sustained them through the difficult work of completing America's first Transcontinental Railroad "from sea to shining sea."
28 Minutes • Documentary • 2001
Produced, Written and Directed by Loni Ding
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