|From:||Cinevolution Media Arts S.|
|Sent on:||Thursday, February 16, 2012 9:16 AM|
The film Lost Years will be shown on CBC TV National Telecast across Canada as a two part mini series starting on Saturday, February 18. To those who missed the screenings in Vancouver and Richmond, pls check for times below.
CBC TV National Telecast (PREMIERE)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2012
Episode 1 (of 2) - The Loh Wah Kiu
9 AM - PACIFIC
Lost Years - A Documentary Mini-Series about the Chinese Diaspora
Episode 1 (of 2) - The Loh Wah Kiu - Absolutely Canadian
LOST YEARS is an epic documentary touching upon 150 years of the Chinese diaspora in Canada, USA, New Zealand and Australia, covering four generations of racism as revealed through the journey and family story of Kenda Gee. Kenda, a Chinese Canadian, travels with his father to China to retrace the steps of his great-grandfather, exactly a century ago, and grandfather, who sailed to Canada in the summer of 1921. For thousands of Chinese immigrants that year, it was a journey of hope that turned into a nightmare when they were confronted with racism and the head tax, depriving them of their rights as citizens.
Kenda’s journey takes him across Canada, tracing their experiences and their descendants’ long struggle for redress to right the wrongs of the past. The stories of Larry Kwong, the first hockey player of colour to break the barrier in the NHL, and Gim Wong, an RCAF Officer who fought to join Canada’s military in the Second World War, help document enormous obstacles that had to be overcome for Chinese to become citizens in their own country of birth. The genesis and continuing fight for redress by the Chinese Canadian community is depicted in the stories told by Normie Kwong, a Canadian sports icon and statesman, and May Chiu, a legal activist and Montreal mother who ran against former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin to advance the redress cause.
For full details, visit: www.lostyears.ca
More information on Episode 2 and DVD availability…
EPISODE 2 – Jook Sing! the conclusion will air the weekend after, or March 3rd.
Programming is: ABSOLUTELY CANADIAN – showcasing the best Canadian-made documentaries.
International Film Festivals prohibit commercial release of DVDs prior to local/regional premiere screenings
so interested viewers are asked to add their name to our mailing list: dvd @ lostyears.ca (no spaces)
(Check local listings for Episode 2 – either Feb 25, or Mar 3). Same time-slot.
12 NOON Eastern Time (Toronto/Montreal)
9 AM Pacific Time (VANCOUVER)
10 AM Mountain Time (Edmonton/Calgary/Prairies)
Thanks for your support !
LOST YEARS recently won the Best Documentary Award (History & Culture) and Prize at the Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, Dec 5, 2011.