"TEACH OUR CHILDREN (1974) captures the abolitionist spirit of the Attica Prison Rebellion; FROM SPIKES TO SPINDLES (1976) gives voice to Chinatown labor organizing around sweatshops and gentrification; BITTERSWEET SURVIVAL (1982) and HOMES APART: KOREA (1991) the destructive legacy of American empire and militarism in Vietnam and South Korea. These films interrogate the legacies of incarceration and imperialism that all Americans inherit; rather than assimilation, these films point us to the necessary abolition of prisons and military bases. Choy’s lens never loses sight of what is human and universal, whether it is the loss of a loved one or searching for home—but these things are never subordinated to the political, nor can they be thought of outside of a political context. In this way, Choy’s films are a valuable lesson in how to think productively about identity and politics today."
- Peter Kim George, Sentient Bulletin
"Two documentayr films—BITTERSWEET SURVIVAL (1982) by Christine Choy and J.T. Takagi and MISSISSIPPI TRIANGEL by Christiny Choy, Worth Long and Allan Siegel—uncover the socio-political and economic roots of interracial tension. This is a critical undertaking because it undermindes the notion that racism is simply a quesiton of attitude, or worse, of some ingrained, quasi-genetic antipathy ascribed to “human nature.”
- Richard Fung, Seeing Yellow: Asian Indentities in Film & Video
"For many refugees, America is not the land of hope, but the place of shattered dreams."
- David Kishiyama, L.A.TIMES