Segments in this Video

Mauritius' Chinatown (03:31)


Four city blocks of Port Saint-Louis have been home to a Mauritius' Chinese population for generations; a younger generation is trying to restore its vibrancy. Stephen Ah Sen helps run his family's shop and is dedicated to protecting the neighborhood.

Mauritius' New Chinatown Foundation (04:32)

Most Chinese Mauritians study and stay abroad. Jean-Paul Lam and others are trying to reverse the trend and revitalize the area. Schoolchildren help build a dragon to attract tourists and martial arts studios conduct patrols to reduce crime.

Mauritius' Chinese Culture (04:44)

An Sen teaches and rehearses for the upcoming Mid-Autumn festival. He hopes it encourages more people to learn about Chinese dance. A group of Chinese Mauritius founded the festival in 1974 to promote Chinese culture.

Mauritius' Mid-Autumn Festival (08:26)

Students at the Wushu Lion School rehearse dragon and lion dances for the festival. A Chinatown bakery prepares twelve varieties of Chinese mooncake. Ah Sen performs with other dancers at the festival.

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Mauritius Chinatown

Part of the Series : African Voices, Series 2
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As young people move away from Mauritius' Chinatown, this symbol of resilience and resourcefulness is in danger of disappearing.

Length: 23 minutes

Item#: BVL183860

ISBN: 978-1-64623-004-4

Copyright date: ©2018

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