Donna Lee entered a film in the CBC Radio contest called Migrations. She is in the semi-final, and needs a push from all you good folks.
I first met Donna during the Head Tax redress campaign. She did some filming when we protested against then Prime Minister Paul Martin. Maybe our protesting led to his downfall? It caught media attention.
Check out Donna's film – which gives the often untold story about how families were separated not only because it was TOO EXPENSIVE to bring a wife or family to Canada (Remember $500 in 1923 would buy a small house), but because the “Chinese Exclusion Act” made it impossible to enter Canada 1923 to 1947, if you were Chinese. No other ethnic group was specifically targeted. I guess they knew that Adrienne Clarkson was coming.
Here's the note from Donnna”
my short documentary on the head tax redress movement and my family, is
in a CBC Radio Canada contest called Migrations. It's made it to the
semi-final rounds of a people's choice online voting competition.
Thanks for your support!
Featuring Harvey Lee, Naiya Lee Tsang, and Sahali Lee Tsang and my
family's Rio Cafe in Souris MB, which I'm sad to say doesn't exist by
that name anymore.
If you are venturing forth on the world wide
web and feel like dropping by the website for another round of voting,
then here's the url:
it's available for viewing for this round from Thurs Nov 20th to the 26th.
There are many other fine shorts on the subject of migration – enjoy!
Hope this finds you well,