april 2024

30apr12:45 pm2:45 pmRoots and Redress12:45 pm - 2:45 pm James Cowan Theatre, 6450 Deer Lake AveEvent Type :COMMUNITY

Event Details

Explore history, memory, and redress through two films that explore historical themes through family stories.

The event will begin with the premiere screening of a film about local activist Gim Wong who rode his motorcycle from Vancouver to Ottawa in 2005 to demand redress for Chinese Canadians who had been charged a head tax to enter Canada between 1885 and 1923. Following the film, a panel discussion with the filmmakers will provide an opportunity to learn more about the process behind creating the film.

Following the panel, there will be a screening of All Our Father’s Relations, a documentary that features 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.

Presented as part of Connect Fest Burnaby.



(Tuesday) 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm


James Cowan Theatre

6450 Deer Lake Ave

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