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CHECK OUT THESE FILMS! CELEBRATE ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH
These masterpieces cover Asian history and more.

All Our Father's Relations

All Our Father’s Relations (祖根父脈) tells the story of the Grant siblings who journey from Vancouver to China in an attempt to rediscover their father’s roots and better understand his fractured relationship with their Musqueam mother. Raised primarily in the traditions of the Musqueam people, the Grant family and their story reveals the shared struggles of migrants and Aboriginal peoples today and in the past.

Above The Drowning Sea

Above the Drowning Sea tells the story of the dramatic escape of European Jews from Nazi-controlled Europe to Shanghai on the eve of World War Two.

Dragonmasters

DRAGONMASTERS is the untold story of the Chinese dragon in America.  When this symbol of good fortune and benevolence first arrived, it found communities in trouble and was soon employed by their handlers to battle prejudice, violence, and exclusion.

In The Shadow of Gold Mountain

Filmmaker Karen Cho travels from Montreal to Vancouver to uncover stories from the last survivors of the Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act, a set of laws imposed to single out the Chinese as unwanted immigrants to Canada from 1885 to 1947. Through a combination of history, poetry and raw emotion, this documentary sheds light on an era that shaped the identity of generations.

 

Kai Po Che!

These were exciting times; a new millennium had dawned, a perfect time for three Gujarati boys to start a business that could be their ticket to fame in a country where cricket is akin to religion. But their bromance is tested during the devastating earthquake in Gujarat in 2001, followed by the
communal riots in 2002.

Hidden Gems Film Festival screened this film as a tribute to him as he died at the age of 34.

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