Explore Seattle’s Chinatown in 16 Square Blocks, an online multimedia documentary by Andrew Hida. Hida celebrates the stories and people of the 16 block area known as the Seattle Chinatown International District. Through photos and documentary shorts images, Hida aims to create a contemporary presentation of this neighborhood’s people and their histories.
Andrew Hida is an award-winning filmmaker and video producer. He firmly believes in the power of non-fiction visual storytelling to create powerful, compelling and beautiful stories about the human experience. His work includes branded content, journalism and documentary film defined by a distinct cinematic visual aesthetic and unique editing style. Andrew was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.
During his first career as a conservation ecologist with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, Andrew was struck by lightning, attacked by Capuchin monkeys, and hospitalized with Meningitis. He now prefers eating pizza in the comfort of his home. Andrew is based out of San Francisco, California.
Hida’s “16 Square Blocks” was funded by 4Culture and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and supported in part by the Seattle Chinatown International Distriction Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda).
4Culture, provides programs, financial support and services in the arts, public art, heritage and historic preservation for all residents and visitors in King County.
Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs envisions a city driven by creativity that provides the opportunity for everyone to engage in diverse arts and cultural experiences.
Seattle Chinatown International Distriction Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) works to preserve, promote and develop the Seattle Chinatown International District as a vibrant community and unique ethnic neighborhood. The Chinatown International District is one of Seattle’s oldest and most unique neighborhoods, a cultural hub for many different Asian–Pacific Islander communities. This melting pot of culture creates an undeniable draw for tourists and locals alike. Whether it’s to sample the different types of cuisine, visit one-of-a-kind specialty shops, or exlplore Asian culture.