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Friday, October 14, 2016

All Our Father's Relations and Under Fire Premier at VAFF

Very proud of my friends Sarah Ling and Alejandro Yoshizawa, and my friends the Grants, for their wonderful upcoming film All Our Father's Relations, as well as Christy Fong and Denise Fong for their short film Under Fire: Inside a Chinese Roasted Meats Shop, which will debut the same day November 6 in the afternoon. Christy and Denise made their film in Al's class last year, and it was nominated for Best Canadian Short at VAFF this year! Get tickets as soon as you can!

World Premiere of All Our Father's Relations
As one of the Community Partners of the 20th Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival, it is our pleasure to invite you to the world premiere of All Our Father's Relations, which is nominated for the Best Canadian Feature Award.

Date: Sunday, November 6, 2016
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas

General Admission: $8 (includes the VAFF membership)*
Tickets: (available now on a first come, first-served basis)
CCHSBC Members Group Ticket Special! Members wishing to purchase 6 or more tickets are eligible for a 10% discount. Please email to get the code.

Synopsis: All Our Father's Relations 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. The Grant family and their story reveals the shared struggles of migrants and Aboriginal peoples in the past and today.

Director: Alejandro Yoshizawa
Producers: Sarah Ling, Alejandro Yoshizawa, Jordan Paterson
Executive Producers: Howard E. Grant, Henry Yu

With deep gratitude to the Musqueam Nation whose unceded lands this film was made on, and the Grant family for sharing their story.

*If you already have a VAFF membership, then General Admission to 'All Our Father's Relations' is $6. 
An Evening of Storytelling
Join us for an evening of storytelling about the intertwining heritage of First Nations and Chinese communities in BC, inspired by the exciting documentary film All Our Father's Relations.

Meet and speak with key storytellers from the film - Larry Grant and Howard E. Grant, filmmakers - Sarah Ling and Alejandro Yoshizawa, CCHSBC Board Member Hayne Wai, and more.

Date: November 1, 2016
Time: 7pm
Location: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

General Admission: Free

This programme is presented by the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden as part of the Heart of the City Festival, in partnership with the Vancouver Asian Film FestivalHapa-palooza Festival and CCHSBC. 
Canadian Shorts: Under Fire
Discover the secretive cooking methods and Chinatown's historical struggles with the iconic dish - roasted pig - against municipal, provincial, and federal legislation in this documentary short featuring rare soundbites from "Pender Guy", the 1970s grassroots radio program.

Under Fire: Inside a Chinese Roasted Meats Shop in Vancouver is the BCSA: VAFF Best Canadian Short Award 2016 Nominee.

Date: November 6, 2016
Time: 2pm
Location: Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas

General Admission: $8 (includes the VAFF membership)*

*If you already have a VAFF membership, then General Admission to 'Under Fire' is $6.
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