Bamboo, Lions and Dragons

Bamboo, Lions and Dragons

| 26 min

Two families, the Changs and the Lims, tell the story of the Chinese community in Vancouver from widely different perspectives. Chang Yun Ho arrived in Canada in 1908. His generation never integrated into the Canadian mainstream, partly because of the passage of the Asiatic Exclusion Act that fostered racism. By contrast, Liz and Herb Lim were born in Canada and grew up in Chinatown. They now live in the suburbs, totally acculturated to Canadian ways.

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  • director
    Richard Patton
  • producer
    Jennifer Torrance
    George Johnson
  • executive producer
    John Taylor
  • writer
    Donald Brittain
  • cinematography
    Tony Westman
  • sound
    Ralph Parker
    Barry P. Jones
  • editing
    George Johnson
  • narrator
    Judy Piercey
  • music
    J. Douglas Dodd