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Film Screening & Book Launch & Dialogue - A Celebration of Diversity in Richmond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Details

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

 

Book Reviews

 

"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)

Film Reviews

“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

 

To know more about the book and the film, please check:


http://www.escapetogoldmountain.com/

http://www.lostyears.ca/



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