Friday Film Nights in May
Asian Heritage Month 2021

BIPOC CaucusAsian Heritage Month Resources ListFriday Film Nights in May


Due to Covid-19 restrictions, just click on the video links to watch the films at your convenience. Then meet-up via Zoom on Fridays (7-8pm) for a lively discussion.

May 7   — Chinese Cafe in Saskatchewan
May 14 — Chinese Musqueam Stories
May 21 — Ru-Tsu
May 28 — Asian Comedy Night

Everyone welcome from the congregation and the greater community


image of restaurant interior by Karen Tam

Q&A May 7th 7-8pm

  Chinese Restaurants: Episode 12 (26.47 MINS)

A visit to the New Outlook Cafe in Saskatchewan. Producer and director Cheuk Kwan will join us from Toronto for the Q&A.


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Q&A May 14th 7-8pm

Guest Panelists

Howard Grant, Wade Grant and Sarah Ling


Trilogy: Chinese Musqueam Stories

  CBC Gem: All Our Father’s Relations (43:39 MINS)

This film helps to record and revitalize the interconnected histories of Chinese Canadian and First Nations relations along the Fraser River in British Columbia … both peoples supported one another in the face of marginalization and racism … (full synopsis)


  Larry Grant: Intertwining Cultures (11:22 MINS)

  Larry Grant: Not Belonging (11:03 MINS)

Honouring Musqueam elder Larry Grant, his parents and the Grant family history. His mother Agnes Grant was the last fluent-speaker of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language in their community. His father Hong Tim Hing emigrated, in 1920, at the age of 14 from a village in southern China to Vancouver, BC, on the unceded territory of the Musqueam hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking people, where he worked at the Lin On market garden on Musqueam Indian Reserve #2.


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Above: Hand drawn map of the historic Chinese market gardens on Musqueam Reserve #2. The Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club* is located on land immediately east of the former market gardens

*4300 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver BC



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Q&A May 21st 7-8pm

  Ru-tsu (14.02 MINS)

In this CBC Short Doc, David Suzuki’s grandson, documentary film maker and professional snowboarder Tamo Campos searches for his roots across the Pacific. As he snowboards the mountains of Hokkaido, he makes connections with the Ainu, the Indigenous people of Japan. Tamo to join for Q&A


May 28th Asian Comedy Night
Stand-up Comics take potshots at racial stereotypes and much more. They’re so funny you may cry !!

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photo of standup comic Jinx Yeo

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oin us on the evening of May 28th, 7-8pm, for a lively discussion on comedy and stand-up comics challenging racial stereotypes and racialized identities


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