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Join us on National Canadian Film Day for a screening of From C to C: Chinese Canadian Stories of Migration

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This year for National Canadian Film Day, the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society is presenting a screening of From C to C: Chinese Canadian Stories of Migration, a film by Vancouver Filmmaker Jordan Paterson, in partnership with Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Reel Canada, and Telus. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Asian-Canadian community members, students, and faculty from ECUAD and UBC.

Venue: The Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, 520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver

Doors: 5:30pm / Screening: 6:00pm / free admission with registration

About the film:

Beautifully filmed in Canada and China’s Guangdong province, this fascinating documentary contrasts the historical injustices faced by Chinese migrants over the last century with the experiences of contemporary Chinese Canadian youth. Focusing on past discriminatory immigration policies, the film reflects on the meaning of prejudice and exclusion to those who experienced it and those who did not. By calling attention to the diverse nature of contemporary Chinese Canadian identities, the film paints an inclusive and diverse picture of Canada as a nation. From C to C was nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Direction in a Documentary Program or Series

Panelists:

Shahid Abrar-ul-Hassan - Moderator

Shahid has been working as a language educator and researcher in multiple roles for about two decades that straddled institutions of higher education in several regions of the world. He is currently a professor of language education and works in Vancouver, BC. He has previously taught at the University of British Columbia and the University of the Fraser Valley. He also serves as a subject expert with the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Vancouver, BC. Moreover, he is an affiliate faculty at public universities in China and the USA.

Jordan Paterson - Director

Jordan Paterson is a Vancouver based filmmaker whose films often focus on stories of migration and the social dynamics of communities through history. For the past eight years, Paterson has collaborated extensively with Chinese communities locally and abroad. He has written, produced and directed many award winning films and documentaries for festivals and television. Broadcasts include: CBC, Knowledge Network, TVO, Bravo Canada, TV5, Fairchild TV, Omni TV, Guangdong TV (China) and CCTV (China).

Bert Monterona

Bert Monterona is a cultural worker, art educator and artist doing painting, murals, sculpture and installations. Exhibited his works in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Philippines, Canada, USA and Europe. He is the founder and main visual arts facilitator of the Philippine Artists Network for Community Integrative Transformation. Bert Monterona is a cultural worker, art educator and artist doing painting, murals, sculpture and installations. Exhibited his works in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Philippines, Canada, USA and Europe. Monterona is a recipient of the Western Australia Department of the Arts and the Australia Council for the Arts Grant; the University of Western Australia School of Architecture and Fine Arts Residency Grant; and the ASIAN ARTISTS AWARD of Vermont Studio Centre, U.S.A. In 2007, Monterona won the INTERNATIONAL MURAL FESTIVAL and COMPETITION in Manitoba, Canada. He is the founder and main visual arts facilitator of the Philippine Artists Network for Community Integrative Transformation.

Caroline So Jung Lee

Caroline So Jung Lee is a Korean-Canadian filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist currently living and working on unceded Coast Salish Territories. She was born on Treaty 13 and Williams Treaty land, the territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. Caroline has a degree in English Literature from the University of Toronto and is completing a BFA in Film at Emily Carr University. She experiments with analogue filmmaking, social engagement and documentary to explore diasporic identity, sensation, feminism, spirituality, community and ecology. She is a member of the Experimental Media Outsiders Collective.

Henry Yu

Dr. Henry Yu is a professor of history at UBC and currently the Co-Chair of the Legacy Initiatives Advisory Council advising the Provincial government on how to recognize the historical importance of Chinese Canadians in British Columbia. He is involved in the collaborative effort to reimagine the history of Vancouver and of British Columbia through the concept of “Pacific Canada,” a perspective that focuses on how migrants from Asia, Europe, and other parts of the Americas engaged with each other and with First Nations peoples historically.

Glenna Wong

Glenna is the eldest daughter of Bill (William) and Zoe Wong who had 4 children in total. She is currently retired and living in Vancouver. Glenna had been employed by the City of Vancouver in the Recreation Department for over 30 years as a Recreation Programmer in community centres, ice rinks, and swimming pools. Since her retirement, she has been an enthusiastic user of community centre programs. Glenna has a Bachelor in Physical Education with a minor in home economics from UBC. Bill gladly assisted/advised in any projects that involved sewing, tailoring, and design. Glenna was also able to listen to his stories and learn from, and work with her Dad during several summers when she worked with him at Modernize Tailors.

Jimmy Yan

Jimmy Yan, BSE, MEd., is the Project and Information Officer of Access Pro Bono. Jimmy is a columnist of the City Post of Singtao News and has been a media commentator on issues of public legal education and information since 2008. He is also a Research Assistant of The Centre for Education, Law and Society in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University and a CELS educational advisor to the Chinese community.

Henry Tsang

Henry Tsang is Associate Professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. His projects employ video, photography, language, interactive media, food and convivial events to explore the spatial politics of history, language, community, food and cultural translation through global flows of people, culture and capital. Projects include: 360 Riot Walk, a 360 video walking tour of the 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver; RIOT FOOD HERE, a public offering of food reflecting on the 1907 Anti-Asian Riots; and Welcome to the Land of Light, a public artwork along Vancouver's seawall that underscores the 19th-century trade language Chinook Jargon and the English that replaced it.

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