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all of our father's relationships

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. 

dragon masters

Dragon Masters: A Cultural Odyssey

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.

Above the Drowning Sea

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

Because We Are Girls

A documentary set in BC Canada about an immigrant Punjabi family who have a dark secret they can finally tell.

in the shadow of good mountain

In the Shadow of Gold Mountain

Karen Cho’s film, In the Shadow of Gold Mountain, takes her from Montreal to Vancouver to uncover stories from the last living survivors of the Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act. This dark chapter in Canadian history, from 1885 until 1947, plunged the Chinese community in Canada into decades of debt and family separation.

Boat People

As a child in Vietnam, Thao’s mother often rescued ants from bowls of sugar water. Years later they would return the favour. Boat People is an animated documentary that uses a striking metaphor to trace one family’s flight across the turbulent waters of history.