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Documentary film follows journey of Musqeuam elders to their father’s village in China

Documentary film follows journey of Musqeuam elders to their father’s village in China

 

Sarah Ling is an educational developer at UBC, she’s also the producer of All Our Father’s Relations.

It’s a documentary film about the story of the Grant family siblings, Musqueam elders who have a Musqueam mother and a Chinese father.

The film follows the Grant siblings to China to visit their Chinese relatives for the first time, and visit where their father grew up.

It also examines the discriminatory policies that affected the family, such as their mother losing her status for marrying a non-Aboriginal man, and their father not being able to live with them on the reserve.

Ling says the early Chinese migrants to BC had a long history of interaction with First Nations peoples.

She says the two communities, both facing racism and discrimination, forged close bonds.

Ling says this type of interaction took place all over the province.

The film is currently under production, and should be released early in the new year.

A trailer to the film can be found here.

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