Today we celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Fire Monkey. In honor of this day, we want to share a short film, created by director/cinematographer Alex Hankoff @a_hankoff. Alex is the son of Shauna Hankoff, Senior Account Executive at Ellen Grauer Court Reporting.
This film takes viewers through a day with Valerie Tom, founder of the Chinatown Community Young Lions, as she and her family celebrate the Lunar New Year in Chinatown.
Alex has a unique talent for capturing cultural slices of New York City life. “He created NYChapters with Editor Morgan Mitchell as a platform to showcase the incredible variety of stories and personalities that weave together to create the fabric of this vibrant city.”
NYChapters, which has recently been featured in The Atlantic, is a short documentary series focusing on individual New Yorkers from all walks of life.
More of his moving work can be seen at www.alexanderhankoff.com.
Wishing you a year of great prosperity!