Ordinary Shadows, Chinese Shade
April 22 – July 6
1988, 89 minutes, colour, sound, in Chinese with English Subtitles
Paul Wong uses his second-generation Chinese-Canadian perspective to frame the Chinese here in the new world, Canada, and in the mother-land, China. This is an intimate, personal view. Through his own “family network” and several trips to the People’s Republic of China, Wong gained access to the everyday, non-exotic world of the Chinese. A picture emerges of displaced cultures and traditions in transition.
This video is free for online viewing until July 6 at https://vimeo.com/264312038
The exhibition coincides with the City of Vancouver’s formal apology for the historical discrimination of Chinese residents in Vancouver that took place on April 22, 2018.