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2018 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

All Our Father’s Relations

Directed by Alejandro Yoshizawa

Canada / 2016 / Documentary / 57 mins


Co-presented by Eighth Generation and Organization of Chinese Americans – Greater Seattle Chapter 

In ALL OUR FATHER’S RELATIONS, three siblings – whose mother was the last fluent hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaker from the Musqueam First Nation – travel to their father’s ancestral village in China for the first time, in order to better understand the challenges their parents faced and how it fractured their lives and relationships.

Director's Bio

Alejandro Yoshizawa is a filmmaker from Vancouver, British Columbia. He was the lead filmmaker and director for the CHINESE CANADIAN STORIES web series which was nominated for a Leo Award for Best Web Series in 2013. Alejandro is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Theatre and Film as well as the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program.

Preceded By

  1. Massacre at Hells Canyon

    Kami Horton / United States / 2016 / Documentary, History / 28 mins
    MASSACRE AT HELLS CANYON tells the story of Chinese immigrants who were instrumental in building the American West, but they faced unprecedented legalized discrimination and violence. The US’s worst mass murder of Chinese by whites happened in rural Oregon when a gang of horse thieves killed as many as 34 Chinese gold miners. For over a century, the murders were covered up, and no one was held accountable. Today, the massacre at Hells Canyon is finally being acknowledged.

    Precedes: All Our Father’s Relations