Filmmaker Karen Cho travels from Montreal to Vancouver to uncover stories from the last survivors of the Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act, a set of laws imposed to single out the Chinese as unwanted immigrants to Canada from 1885 to 1947. Through a combination of history, poetry and raw emotion, this documentary sheds light on an era that shaped the identity of generations.
43 mins, CBC, Knowledge Network
Produced by the National Film Board
2006 – Golden Ribbon Award for Diversity in News and Information Programming
2005 – Golden Sheaf Award – Best Multicultural Documentary, Yorkton Film Festival
2005 – Honourable Mention, Columbus International Film and Video Festival
2003 – Winner Reel Diversity Competition, NFB