Massacre at Hells Canyon

Chinese immigrants were instrumental in building the American West, but they faced unprecedented legalized discrimination and violence.
The U.S.’s worst mass murder of Chinese by whites happened in rural Oregon when a gang of horse thieves killed as many as 34 Chinese gold miners. For over a century, the murders were covered up, and no one was held accountable. Today, the massacre at Hells Canyon is finally acknowledged.

  • Kami Horton
    Writer
  • Kami Horton
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    history, Asian
  • Runtime:
    28 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 16, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    XDCam
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Seattle Asian American Film Fest
    Seattle, WA
    United States
    February 24, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Chinese American Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
  • Portland Film Festival
    Portland, Oregon
    United States
    November 5, 17
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
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