Apr 22 — Jul 06, 2018

Ordinary Shadows, Chinese Shade

Occupying Chinatown Spring Exhibition

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

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.

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