Panel Discussion/Talk

Documenting Our Community Through Film: “People’s Land” by Alvin Tsang & Siyan Wong

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Homelessness is becoming a bigger problem everyday in NYC and around the world. Why? In this talk, filmmaker Alvin Tsang and artist Siyan Wong will explore this question by sharing clips from their work-in-progress documentary, “People’s Land.” This film follows Siyan (also a workers rights lawyer living in Lower East Side/Chinatown) as she tries to understand this oversized and overwhelming housing problem by posing questions to residents, workers, landlords, activists, politicians and others in her neighborhood about the challenges they face. Siyan reflects on what she learns also through her social realist oil paintings, and examines the viability of a community-led rezoning plan aimed to strike a balance between the needs of residents and development in the world’s wealthiest city and biggest financial center.

This program will be both in-person and virtual.

Wed, 12/20/23 at 3pm EST.

Queens Library in Flushing
41-17 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355


Online (Zoom):
Meeting ID: 863 3515 9850
Passcode: 1220

This program is made possible with public funds from the Queens Arts Fund, a re-grant program supported by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). “People’s Land" is a sponsored project of NYFA.

Alvin Tsang
IG @alvinwtsang

Siyan Wong
IG @artistsiyanwong

Photo Credits: Tommaso Sacconi & Alvin Tsang