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

1 comment:

Susan said...

Frankly, Lost Years is in a league of its own. Anyone who caught the first episode on CBC TV would know this by now.

Who says Asian Canadians can't produce international works like this?

Mind you, it's about time. Was getting tired of well-meaning but tiresome treatments of the same old, same old - which probably didn't open a lot of doors for minority filmmakers.

You know that old line: you got to be twice as good? I'd day Lost Years is 10 times as good. Let people judge for themselves.

Truly exceptional.