11am Screening and DVD release: Lost Years: A People’s Struggle for Justice (in English and Chinese w/
Chinese subtitles) , an epic documentary touches upon 150 years of the Chinese
diaspora in Canada, USA, New Zealand and Australia
1:15pm Book launch & presentation: Escape to Gold Mountain: A Graphic History of the Chinese in North
America by author David H.T. Wong;
1:45pm Community dialogue on the “power potential” of intercultural engagement and exchange. The
dialogue will include commentary from special guests David H.T. Wong, local poet Alan Hill, and
Vancouver director/filmmaker Susanne Tabata.
2: 45pm Book signing, Book & DVD sale
"The First Nations people have a great oral tradition, and David H.T. Wong’s comic book is a wonderful way to continue that tradition, along with his illustrations. This is a book for new and future generations that will create pride in the rich cultures we share."
- Leonard George (Chief, Tsleil-Waututh Nation)
"Through illustrations and words… these are the stories of our ancestors—our pioneers—who actually built our nations […] more important, it’s a book about racism, and it’s also a book about hope."
- Charlie Smith (The Georgia Straight)
“A beautifully told story of Chinese immigration to Canada … a tribute" - Vernon Morning Star
"emotive composition, great archival sources, and overall reverent" - Schema Mag
“an examination of the larger Chinese immigrant experience” - Edmonton Journal
"a film that illuminates" - Georgia Straight
"a masterpiece ..." - Bostonese Magazine
"powerful" - The Stranger, Seattle
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