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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Under Fire: Community Screening & Discussion

An event coming up on Saturday, May 27, that I'll be attending that will be well worth it (and mouthwatering as well!) The film is a wonderful look at how BBQ meat and Chinatown activism have been entwined, and was made by ACAM student Christy Fong (who is currently leading a group of UBC and CUHK students through Kaiping (Hoiping) in China, and long-time researcher and project manager for many of our UBC Chinese Canadian history projects, Denise Fong.
See you there!

Under Fire: Community Screening & Discussion 

Join us for the screening of Under Fire: Inside a Chinese Roasted Meats Shop in Vancouver produced by Christy Fong and Denise Fong, followed by a panel discussion on historical and contemporary activism in Chinatown. Produced in 2016 for UBC FIPR 469a, Under Fire has screened at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival and was a nominee for the VAFF Best Canadian Short Award 2016.

Date: May 27 2017
Time: 1 - 3 pm
Location: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens (Carrall Street entrance)

This documentary short brings you into the kitchen of an East Vancouver grocery with an unexpected menu item: roasted pig. Discover the secretive cooking methods and Chinatown’s historical struggles with this iconic dish against municipal, provincial, and federal legislation. Featuring rare soundbites from “Pender Guy,” the 1970s grassroots radio program.

Panel moderator: Joanna Yang
Panelists: Christy Fong, Denise Fong, Fred Mah, June Chow

Admission is free with registration, - RSVP here.

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