Friday Film Nights in May Asian Heritage Month 2021

Friday Film Nights in May Asian Heritage Month 2021

Everyone Welcome from the Congregation and the Greater Community

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

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

image of restaurant interior by Karen Tam

Above: Art Installation Gold Mountain Restaurant Montagne d’Or by Karen Tam

Chinese Restaurants: Episode 12

  New Outlook Cafe (26.47 MINS)

Jim Kook came to Canada as a “paper son” and ran a cafe in the Prairie town of Outlook Saskatchewan for 40 years. When he passed away 5,000 people came to his funeral.

Q&A via Zoom on May 7th (7-8pm)

Producer and director Cheuk Kwan will join us from Toronto

Trilogy: Chinese Musqueam Stories


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, as a young teen from a village in southern China to Vancouver, BC, on the unceded territory of the Musqueam people, where he worked at a market garden on Musqueam Reserve #2 in Point Grey

  CBC Gem: All Our Father’s Relations

(43:39 MINS)
We follow three generations of the Chinese-Musqueam Grant family on their first visit to their ancestral village in southern China

  Larry Grant Intertwining Cultures

(11:22 MINS)
Elder Larry Grant was born premature on a hop field in Agassiz. In this film he discusses his premature birth, the Chinese market gardeners on the Musqueam Reserve dating back to the early 20th century, and his memories of their farms

  Larry Grant Not Belonging

(11:03 MINS)
Elder Larry Grant shares the story of his family and his experiences being of mixed Chinese and Musqueam ancestry


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

Q&A via Zoom May 14th 7-8pm

Guest Panelists

Howard Grant, Wade Grant and Sarah Ling


  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

Q&A on May 21st (7-8pm)

With Tamo Campos

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



photo of standup comic Jinx Yeo

oin us via Zoom 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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