All Our Father’s Relations
Directed by Alejandro Yoshizawa
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.
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.
Kami Horton / United States / 2016 / Documentary, History / 28 minsMASSACRE 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.
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