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  Director Producer Year Genre Description
Ancestors in the Attic History Canada TV 2006 Documentary The series includes a "Chinese Puzzle" segment focusing on Wing On, born in Victoria in 1884
Cedar and Bamboo Kamala Todd
Diana Leung
Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia 2010 Documentary Cedar and Bamboo

Cedar and Bamboo Release date:2010 Running time:22 minutes Formats:Available on DVDAvailable on VHS Closed Captioned:No Availability in North America:Available in CanadaAvailable in the US Outside North America? Click here for availability information.

Audience level:Elementary SchoolMiddle SchoolHigh SchoolAdultGeneral Directed by:Diana E. LeungKamala Todd Produced by: Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BCJennifer LauKarin Lee

Chinese people arrived on the Western shores of Canada many generations ago. Since then, they have formed unique relations and shared many experiences with this land's indigenous people. Cedar and Bamboo explores those relationships through the lives of four people of Chinese and Aboriginal roots. Set in the stunning land of British Columbia and the bustling multicultural city of Vancouver, their stories reveal the difficult circumstances of aboriginal people and early Chinese immigrants that both led to these unions but also challenged these families to stay as a whole.
China Heavyweight Yung Chang EyeSteelFilm 2012 Documentary About Qi Moxiang, a boxing coach who, alongside Zhao Zhong, the boxing program director, goes to rural China to recruit from ordinary peasant hopefuls to be trained for a possible sporting and Olympic career.
Chinese Cafes in Rural Saskatchewan Anthony B. Chan Anthony B. Chan 1985 Documentary A film profile of four Chinese cafe owners and their families living and flourishing in Outlook, Humboldt, and Eston, Saskatchewan. It looks at the role of women and sexism, historical and contemporary racism, business acumen, civic spirit and neighborhood relations. Includes a segment on Wayne Mah, the prairie’s only Chinese Canadian mayor in 1985. Rare still photos of early Chinese in Canada. (3)
Chinese Restaurants Cheuk Kwan Tissa Films 2004 Documentary This set of films explores the lives and stories of families in many countries who own Chinese restaurants. Disc 3 includes a Canadian story, that of Jim Cook who ran the New Outlook Café in Saskatchewan for 40 years.
Comrade Dad Karen Lee Top Dollar Sisters Productions Inc. 2005 Documentary Karen Lee tells the story of her father Wally Lee and the communist bookstore that he ran on Vancouver's Skid Row from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s.
From Harling Point Ling Chiu NFB 2003 Documentary Explores the story of Victoria's Chinese cemetery, established in 1902 and now a National Historic Site. Also includes interviews two inter-generational Chinese women, Charlayne Thornton-Joe and Edna Chow.
Generations: The Chan Legacy Halva Kuchmij CBC 2007 Documentary This episode of CBC's "Generations" series profiles the Chan family, whose Canadian roots go back seven generations, beginning with the Reverend Chan Yu Tan and his wife who came to Canada in 1896 to "spread the gospel."
I am the Canadian Delegate Wesley Lowe Wesley Lowe 2007 Documentary About Douglas Jung (1924-2002), a World War II veteran and the first Chinese Canadian member of the House of Commons.
In the Shadow of Gold Mountain Karen Cho NFB 2004 Documentary A fifth-generation Canadian of mixed heritage travels from Montreal to Vancouver to gather the testimonials of the last living survivors of the notorious Chinese Head Tax and Chinese Immigration Act.
Return Home Michele Wong NFB 1993 Documentary A first-generation Chinese-Canadian filmmaker, Michelle Wong, visits her aged grandparents in St. Paul, Alberta, journeying with them into the past to document their lives.
Roses Sing on New Snow Yuan Zhang NFB 2002 Animation Based on a best seller book (1991) by noted children and adult Chinese Canadian author, Paul Yee. (2)
The Fruit Hunters Yung Chang EyeSteelFilm 2012 Documentary About exotic fruit cultivators and preservationists
The Panama Anthony B. Chan Sun Riders Productions 1996 Documentary Chronicling the Chan family of Victoria, B.C. One of the oldest Chinese families in Victoria, they owned and operated several restaurants, ending with the Panama Cafe on Government Street from around 1930 until 1967. Chan Dun, at the age of seventeen, landed in Victoria in the 1893, and his family of eight sons and four daughters lived & worked at the Panama Cafe, a western-style eatery catering to the working class of the city. It survived the depression and the war years (even when several sons left for military service). But in the 1960s when fast-food competition in the city became too great, they closed their doors. The film includes many rare black and white photos of early Victoria.
Under the Willow Tree: Pioneer Chinese Women in Canada Dora Nipp NFB 1997 Documentary Recollections of seven Chinese women who grew up in Canada in the first half of the 20th century.
Up the Yangtze Yung Chang NFB 2007 Documentary Focuses on people affected by the building of the Three Gorges Dam across the Yangtze river in Hubei, China.
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