The Chiney Shop

IN JAMAICA, from the 1930s to the 70s, Chinese-owned groceries were located on street corners from Kingston to remote towns in every parish. This revealing documentary explores the relationship between the Chinese shopkeepers and their Jamaican customers, and the myriad ways in which this ethnic minority has contributed to Jamaican society.

In association with the High Commission of Canada and RBC Royal Bank.

The Chiney Shop (2012)








Jeanette Kong

Jeanette Kong

Jeanette Kong

Jeanette Kong was born in Kingston, Jamaica to Hakka Chinese parents and spent more than 15 years as a producer and director in Canadian TV and media production.  In addition to her many accolades, Kong taught in the Media Foundation Program at Humber College in Toronto. Currently, she’s working on a documentary about a Jamaican man of mixed heritage. The Chiney Shop is her first feature documentary.

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