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Paint It Red

Directed by Eva Cohen

November 5 / Canada / 2017 / Documentary / 54 mins / Cantonese, English, Mandarin Chinese with Chinese, English subtitles / Colour / World Premiere

Preceded By:
Program 11: Canadian Doc Spot: Paint It Red

Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
November 5, 2017 4:30 pm Box Office Only


What happens when a bunch of seniors in Vancouver Chinatown 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 other volunteers in the neighbourhood, succeed in stemming the rapid proliferation of million-dollar condos and pricey cafes? A VAFF Best Canadian Feature Award nominee. Note: This film is classified “PG” (Coarse language) by Consumer Protection BC.

Director's Bio

Eva Cohen works in the entertainment industry in a number of roles, both on large network sets, and on independent projects, including as a writer, director, production manager, and English-Mandarin translator. She holds dual Canadian-American citizenship, and has worked on TV, film, documentary and music video projects in both countries. She is passionate about helping to share diverse and underrepresented stories.


Director: Eva Cohen

Preceded By

  1. Nov 5: Program 11 – Canadian Doc Spot: Paint It Red

    November 5 / 120 mins
    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!

    Preceded by: Purple Days

    Precedes: Paint It Red