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Sat. Oct 8th 2011 / From C to C: Chinese Canadian Stories of Migration

Video Producer Jordan Paterson spent two years crafting From C to C: Chinese-Canadian Stories of Migration,  a compelling documentary outlining the injustices faced by Chinese migrants during the last century, and the little known affects of migration on the families and communities of migrants. The documentary brings to life the experience of Chinese families impacted by the head tax.


With interviews and scenes filmed on location in BC and throughout China's Guandong province, From C to C contrasts the histories of older Chinese people with the views and experiences of contemporary Chinese Canadian youth.  The film leads viewers to reflect on the meaning of exclusion for those who experienced it, as well as for those who did not.

Made in partnership with S.U.C.C.E.S.S., From C to C is a community-based documentary that is part of a larger educational project that aims to raise awareness about contemporary social justice issues by reflecting on, and comparing, the experiences of migrants between Canada and China since the early 20th century.  The film was funded with a $200,000 grant from the federal government's Community Historical Recognition Program.




For additional information about the project, please visit: http://www.sfu.ca/fromctoc/ 

From C to C won a 2011 Leo Award.