Nov 5: Program 11 – Canadian Doc Spot: Paint It Red
(Documentary Feature, Drama Short) Whose neighbourhood is it, anyway? Our CANADIAN DOC SPOT Paint It Red from director Eva Cohen shines a (spot)light on just one of the many issues in the continually contentious development and preservation efforts surrounding Vancouver’s historic Chinatown: What happens when a bunch of seniors face evictions and homelessness? They fight back! Beverly Ho is a young Chinese Canadian dedicated to preserving and continuing Chinese cultural heritage in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Can her efforts, along with those of other volunteers in the neighbourhood, succeed? A VAFF Best Canadian Feature Award nominee.
Preceded by Vancouver-based director Kevin C.Y. Tseng’s short film Purple Days, a complementary meditation on the inevitable transience of NYC living that will resonate with anyone who’s ever moved anywhere with dreams of “making it big.” A VAFF Best Canadian Short Award nominee.
Followed by a short panel discussion:
1. John Atkin – President, Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia
2. Doris Chow – Co-Founder, Youth Collaborative for Chinatown
3. Eva Cohen – Director, “Paint It Red”
4. Salli Pateman – Owner, Sai Woo
Imelda Nurwisah – Community Engagement and Development, Planning Consultant, Colliers International Canada
Admission to VAFF screenings is limited to those over 18 years of age holding a valid VAFF membership card.
Co-Presented with Community Partners:
Eva Cohen / November 5 / Canada / 2017 / Documentary / 54 minsWhat happens when a bunch of seniors in Vancouver Chinatown face evictions and homelessness? They fight back!
Preceded by: Nov 5: Program 11 – Canadian Doc Spot: Paint It Red
Kevin C.Y. Tseng / November 5 / Canada, USA / 2017 / Drama / 22 minsRanko and Shuhei both arrived in New York City at the same time; one is a hairdresser, the other, a jazz singer.