Beautifully filmed in Canada and China’s Guangdong province, this fascinating documentary contrasts the historical injustices faced by Chinese migrants over the last century with the experiences of contemporary Chinese Canadian youth.
Focusing on past discriminatory immigration policies, the film reflects on the meaning of prejudice and exclusion to those who experienced it and those who did not. By calling attention to the diverse nature of contemporary Chinese Canadian identities, the film paints an inclusive and diverse picture of Canada as a nation.
From C to C was nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Direction in a Documentary Program or Series.
The film is also part of a community-based educational initiative led by Simon Fraser University, aimed at raising awareness of these social justice issues among youth and the community at large. You can learn more about the film and related topics at sfu.ca/fromctoc/.