Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Screening tonight in nation's capital

Lost Years screens in Ottawa at 7:30 tonight at the Library & Archives Canada Auditorium, 395 Wellington Street. Presented by the Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre (OCCSC) and the Ottawa Chapter of the Chinese Canadian National Council. Free admission; donations in support of OCCSC welcome.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Great news!

The award nominations continue to roll in for Lost Years and its talented production team... RENE JEAN COLLINS, Director of Photography, has been nominated for "Best Documentary Cinematography" for his work on Lost Years by the Canadian Society of Cinematographers. As one of the top 3 nominations, Rene will attend the 55th Gala Award Ceremony in Toronto Saturday, March 31st, 2012, at the Frontenac Ballroom of The Westin Harbour. www.csc.ca/awards

Well done and well-deserved, Rene! But not surprised. Congratulations!

Friday, 17 February 2012

A People's Struggle for Justice

LOST YEARS is an epic documentary touching upon 150 years of the Chinese diaspora in Canada, USA, New Zealand and Australia, covering four generations of racism as revealed through the journey and family story of Kenda Gee. Kenda, a Chinese Canadian, travels with his father to China to retrace the steps of his great-grandfather, exactly a century ago, and grandfather, who sailed to Canada in the summer of 1921. For thousands of Chinese immigrants that year, it was a journey of hope that turned into a nightmare when they were confronted with racism and the head tax, depriving them of their rights as citizens. Visit www.lostyears.ca