We welcomed Bethany Or in studio, to speak about a new documentary she co-created, called Être Chinois au Quebec (Being Chinese in Quebec). We also featured a poem by Preeti. Malek spoke about recent changes to Canadian immigration policy. Alyssa discussed various recent news item and provided a commentary on the Trayvon Martin verdict.
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More about the film Être Chinois au Quebec:
How do young Chinese living in Québec feel about themselves, their community and their place here? What do they know about the history of Sino-Québec?These are some of the issues to be explored by this film.
In the wake of the Apology given by the Canadian government in 2006 and the partial redress for the Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Act, many in the Chinese community feel the need to explore their place in this society and the need to be included. This film will explore the younger generation of Sino-Québecois and their struggles of identity, integration and building a life for themselves in this province. The filmmakers will search out the Chinese settlements in the different regions of Québec as well in the metropole of Montreal. This journey of discovery starts today as we see Québec through the eyes of two young Chinese, Bethany and Parker.