Canadian Shorts – Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 8:30 pm

Admission: Screenings at the Canadian Embassy are open to the public, but reservations are required. For reservations call 202-682-7797. Photo ID is required for admittance.

Documentary Short

Title

Director

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Format

Memoir of a Fortune Cookie Factory

Leonard Lee

9

Video

Memoir of a Fortune Cookie Factory is an autobiographical tale of a thirty year old, intergenerational family business: Red House Food Products. This video explores the nostalgia the Lee family has for their fortune cookie factory and the meaning the factory has in their lives.

 

Documentary Short

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Yin Yin/Jade Love

Carolyn Wong

28

35mm

Yin Yin/Jade Love is a documentary about a granddaughter’s discovery of her grandmother. The film simultaneously explores the emotional impact of the filmmaker’s last visit with her grandmother, her death, what was subsequently discovered about her extraordinary life, and childhood memories surrounding her and her home. The narration is supported by past (VHS, 8 mm, historical stills), present (16 mm) and recreated (Super 8) images that are woven together, creating a rich, densely layered reflective collage. Yin Yin/Jade Love hopes to capture a portrait of the filmmaker’s Yin Yin (‘father’s mother’ in Chinese) and convey insight into the experience of loss, discovery and regret.
http://www.jadelove.ca

 

Documentary Short

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How to Make Kimchi According to My Kun Umma

Samuel Kiehoon Lee

18

Video

Samuel Kiehoon Lee interviews his Aunt on the art of making kimchi. In the process, he learns far more than he bargained for about language and culture as his Aunt steals the show with her charming perspectives on life and food.

 

Experimental

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She Was Cuba

Ho Tam

17

Video

An experimental film by Ho Tam which alludes to Mikhail Kalatozov’s masterpiece I Am Cuba, the filmmaker explores the history of Cuba through the personal story of one Cuban woman in Canada.

 

Venue Information

Canadian Embassy
501 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-682-7797
http://www.canadianembassy.org

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