The history of the Chinese in Hawaii

Finding Sandalwood Mountain is the complete, unabridged history of the Chinese people in Hawaii. Featuring stories of men like Chun Ah Fong (Hawaii’s Chinese Merchant Prince), Sun Yat Sen (the Father of Modern China) and Hiram Fong (the First Asian U.S. Senator), this exclusive documentary examines the lives, stories and social impact of Hawaii’s Chinese immigrants and their modern descendants.

Five years in the making, the film documents the Aloha spirit’s impact on Hawaii’s Chinese population, and reveals Hawaii’s unique relationship with modern China. Through hours of in-depth research and rare, never before seen interviews, you’ll learn about the rich heritage and influence of the Chinese people in Hawaii; how they overcame hardship and discrimination, and succeeded in changing the history of both Hawaii and China forever.