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All Our Father's Relations

+ Filmmaker Q&A

Gateway | Ignite | Vancity Theatre Screening

All Our Father’s Relations (祖根父脈) tells the story of the Grant siblings who journey from Vancouver to China in an attempt to rediscover their father’s roots and better understand his fractured relationship with their Musqueam mother. Raised primarily in the traditions of the Musqueam people, the Grant family and their story reveals the shared struggles of migrants and Aboriginal peoples today and in the past.

This film helps to record and revitalize the interconnected histories of Chinese Canadian and First Nations relations along the Fraser River in British Columbia. Dating as far back as the 19th century, relations between Chinese and First Nations in Canada were often respectful and mutually beneficial; both peoples supported one another in the face of marginalization and racism.

All tickets just $5 including VIFF Vancity Theatre membership

This event is co- sponsored by the Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Vancouver, Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia, and the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. The filmmakers and Grant family will be in attendance for a Q&A.

Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC                Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden  
Consulate General of the People's Republic of China

Director Alejandro Yoshizawa
Country of Origin: Canada
Year: 2017
Running Time: 56 mins
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Classification: G
Language: English with Chinese subtitles
Related Links: Website & Trailer

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