From Harling Point

From Harling Point

| 40 min

This documentary tells the story of a Chinese cemetery in BC that became a National Heritage site. For Chinese pioneers who died in Canada, Victoria's Chinese Cemetery at Harling Point was a temporary resting place until their bones could be returned home. (Traditional Chinese belief says that the soul of a person who dies in a foreign place wanders lost until their bones are returned home.) This film traces the rich history of the Vancouver Island cemetery from controversy and neglect to its revival as a historic site. Told by those closest to it, the story of Harling Point is a metaphor for Canada, a country still working on making a home for all who live within its borders.

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  • director
    Ling Chiu
  • producer
    Selwyn Jacob
  • editor
    Janice Brown
  • story consultant
    Don White
  • cinematography
    Ian Kerr
  • composer
    Anna Hostman
  • sound supervisor
    Gael MacLean
  • location sound
    Peter Wong
  • narrator
    Laara Ong
  • historical consultant
    David C.Y. Lai
  • consultant
    Michelle Bjornson
    Don White
  • researcher
    Grace Salez
  • re-recording mixer
    Mark Hensley
  • participant
    Jim Wong-Chu
    Charlayne Thornton-Joe
    Edna Chow
    David C.Y. Lai
    Geraldine Peet
    Paul Chan
  • executive producer
    Graydon McCrea
    Svend-Erik Eriksen
    Rina Fraticelli

  • LinghuChong

    Poignant, fantastic stuff. Please make this available for downloadable purchase!

    LinghuChong, 9 Sep 2012