Under Fire: Inside a Chinese Roasted Meats Shop in Vancouver
English, Traditional Chinese
Directed by Christy Fong and Denise Fong
This documentary short brings you into the kitchen of an East Vancouver grocery with an unexpected menu item: roasted pig. Discover the secretive cooking methods and Chinatown’s historical struggles with this iconic dish against municipal, provincial, and federal legislation. Featuring rare soundbites from “Pender Guy,” the 1970s grassroots radio program.
BCSA: VAFF Best Canadian Short Award 2016 nominee
Previous Screening / Awards:
At the University of British Columbia: Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies 2016 Screening, it won Audience’s Choice.
Christy Fong is a web and communications specialist at the University of British Columbia, with
interests in community histories via storytelling, art, and new technologies. Her thesis research
focused on the 1968–1979 Barbecue Meats Protests in Vancouver’s Chinatown, specifically on
the intersection of racialized legislation, community activism, and oral histories.
Denise Fong is a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program at the University
of British Columbia, with research interests in the integration of new media and community
engagement pedagogy in higher education. She is the Program Manager for UBC’s Asian
Canadian and Asian Migration Studies program.
Directors/Writers/Producers: Christy Fong, Denise Fong
November 6 / 90 minsOur LIFE IN MULTICULTURE Canadian Shorts program celebrates the myriad cultural, sexual and individual identities of Canadian Asian and hapa diaspora.