Everything Will Be

Julia Kwan
2013 | 1 h 25 min
This feature documentary by Sundance award-winning director Julia Kwan captures the subtle nuances of a culturally diverse neighbourhood—Vancouver’s once-thriving Chinatown—in the midst of a transformation that plays out across many ethnic enclaves in North America. The community’s oldest and newest members offer their intimate perspectives on the shifting landscape as they reflect on change, memory and legacy. Night and day, a neon sign that reads “EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT” looms over Chinatown. Everything is going to be alright. The big question is—for whom?

Awards and distinctions

  • Best Cinematography in a Feature-Length Documentary
    Canadian Screen Awards, Toronto
  • Best New Talent from Quebec/Canada
    Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal, Montréal
  • Honourable Mention for BC Spotlight
    International Film Festival, Vancouver