Colourfest Film Festival presents award-winning “Lost Years” in Australia:

Fri, Sep 13th | State Library of Victoria-Melbourne
Thr, Sep 19th | Chatswood Concourse-(Chatswood) Sydney
Sat, Sep 21st | Info & Cultural Exchange-(Parramatta) Sydney

《失去的岁月》是一部反映海外华人150年历史的获奖纪录片。影片通过华裔加拿大人朱勤达的加拿大、美国、新西兰、澳大利亚之旅,及其真实的家庭故事,揭示了四代华人所遭受的种族歧视。朱勤达陪同父亲回到中国,追寻曾祖父和祖父的足迹,他们分别于一个世纪前和1921年来到加拿大。对于成千上万的华人移民来说,1921年是具有特殊意义的一年。因为在那一年,他们遭遇了前所未有的种族歧视,强加的人头税,被剥夺的公民权,使得他们的希望之旅演变为一个噩梦。

http://colourfest.com.au/lostyears/

Took Gee (Opening titles - Lost Years)
Took Gee (Opening titles – Lost Years)

What is the Lost Years documentary about? LOST YEARS is an epic documentary touching upon 150 years of the Chinese diaspora in Canada, USA, New Zealand and Australia, covering four generations of racism as revealed through the journey and family story of Kenda Gee.

Kenda, a Chinese Canadian, travels with his father to China to retrace the steps of his great-grandfather, exactly a century ago, and grandfather, who sailed to Canada in the summer of 1921. For thousands of Chinese immigrants that year, it was a journey of hope that turned into a nightmare when they were confronted with racism and the head tax, depriving them of their rights as citizens.

What is the Colourfest Film Festival about? Colourfest is Australia’s Multicultural Film Festival focusing exclusively on culturally diverse Australian stories. Colourfest was conceived as a response to the lack of cultural diversity on Australian screens. Portrayal of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Australians is littered with stereotypes and is generally skewed towards negative representations. Colourfest challenges such negative portrayals, and showcases a more authentic’ and inclusive image of Australians as a nation of diverse faces.

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