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INSTRCC: Who is Richmond?

Who is Richmond? (2010) by Jessica Huang, Aaron Kim, Robert Li, Wendy Phung, Sharon Tang, Inez Tao and Lee Xu A candid and thought-provoking examination of recent migration to Richmond and its impact on the city’s residents and culture. Created for UBC’s HIST 485, with the support of INSTRCC. —- For more information please contact: […]

INSTRCC: Vancouver’s Chinatown: Past, Present, and Future

Vancouver’s Chinatown: Past, Present, and Future (2009) by Alejandro Yoshizawa and Jennifer Yip The stories of Chinatown’s buildings chronicle the evolution of this important Vancouver community. The film follows Chinatown’s history from its humble beginnings as a place and community for labouring Chinese men and their wooden shacks to its heyday where Chinese Canadians like […]

INSTRCC: From Issei to Sansei: The History of My Grandfather’s Life

INSTRCC: From Issei to Sansei: The History of My Grandfather’s Life (2008) by Alejandro Yoshizawa Originally intended as a short film for History 485, From Issei to Sansei: The History of My Grandfather’s Life became over an hour long intimate portrayal retracing the life of filmaker Alejandro Yoshizawa’s grandfather, Hiroshi (Jim) Yoshizawa (1916-1998). The film seeks to […]

INSTRCC: We Are Making History

We Are Making History (2007) by Sarah Jimenez A short film introducing INSTRCC, UBC, and the importance of student initiative in telling the stories of Asian Canadians. Vancouver is changing, and we are making history. —- For more information please contact: Professor Henry Yu, Director Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies […]

INSTRCC: Eating Global Vancouver: Jang Mo Jib

INSTRCC’S Eating Global Vancouver: Jang Mo Jib (2007) by Yalda Asadian, Mary Chan, Jooyoung Choi, Andrew Dhillon, Jerry Kwok, Henry Lai, Amanda Rawle, Leanne Riding, Randy Rotheisler, Jourdan Tom, Tom Wong, Jenny Yao, Lisa Yeh The second of the Eating Global Vancouver student film series, this film concentrates on the Moon family and their Korean restaurant […]

INSTRCC: Eating Global Vancouver: Green Lettuce

Eating Global Vancouver: Green Lettuce (2006) by Yalda Asadian, Hiba Ayaoh, Jooyoung Choi, Rahul Coelho, Leane de Laique, Andrew Dhillon, John Holt, Eunsung Kim, Alan Lau, Kian Malekzao, Lisa Yeh This film is the first in a series of short films created about “Eating Global Vancouver” and was initially shown at the Asian Library at […]

INSTRCC: I AM

I AM (2006) by Sarah Jimenez Sarah Jimenez has always known that she is as Filipino. During her film project “I AM” Sarah finds out that the Philippines, like Canada is a multicultural society with a complicated history. She also discovers that her family might have a complex background of Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, and that […]

INSTRCC: Dad’s Playground: Interview with Andy Mori

Dad’s Playground: Interview with Andy Mori (2006) by Leanne Riding A poignant film made by student Leanne Riding, this short film demonstrates the power of film in documenting family history and how documenting family history is an important part of the larger histories, like the internment of the Japanese in Canada during World War II. […]

INSTRCC: Chopticks to Hockey Sticks

Chopsticks to Hockey Sticks (2005) by Jessica Cheung, Sarah Davis, Michelle Luk, Jacqueline Mack One of the first films made by INSTRCC students, this short consists of oral histories of three women who came at different times to Canada from Hong Kong. Made by Jessica Cheung, Michelle Luk, and Jackie Mack, this film shows the […]

Fairchild Evening News 新時代電視: Televised news segment about the launch of Chinese Canadian Stories

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