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Everything Will Be

Everything Will Be

| 1 h 26 min

Julia Kwan’s feature-length documentary Everything Will Be captures a significant moment of time in Vancouver’s Chinatown, with the influx of condos and new, non-Chinese businesses. The film follows a year in the life of several Chinatown denizens, including a 90-year-old Chinese newspaper street vendor and a second-generation tea shop owner, as they navigate this community in flux.

  • participant
    Wai Chee Lo
    Ms. Kwan
    Daniel Lee
    Leun Cheung Lai
    Wan Ning Lai
    Angelo Tosi
    Kwan Popo
    Olivia Cheung
    Ken Lum
    Bob Rennie
    Free Lee
    Marc Brockington
    Yi Fu Su
  • writer
    Julia Kwan
  • director
    Julia Kwan
  • producer
    David Christensen
  • director of photography
    Patrick McLaughlin
  • editor
    Michael Brockington
  • sound design
    Velcrow Ripper
  • music editor
    Nova Ami
  • supervising re-recording mixer
    Daniel Pellerin
  • dialogue editor
    Rob Hutchins
  • background effects editor
    Rob Hutchins
  • re-recording mixer
    Matthew Chan
  • studio manager
    Dan Peel
  • sound recordist
    Jeff Carter
  • camera assistant
    Jennifer Lai
  • production manager
    Theresa Ho
    Hoi Bing Mo
  • production assistant
    Audrea Chan
    Charmaine Tam
    Lucas McCormick
    Mitchell Ingram
    Maureen Barr
    Clea Mihalik
  • assistant film editor
    Zachary KerrHolden
  • additional photography
    Jan Kiesser
    Vince Arvidson
    Steven Breckon
    Jennifer Lai
  • colourist
    Lorne Wright
  • researcher
    Theresa Ho
    Audrea Chan
  • translator
    Theresa Ho
    Hoi Bing Mo
    Audrea Chan
    Charmaine Tam
    Elisa Chee
  • transcription
    Sharon Murphy
    Tiffany Chien
  • Mandarin/Cantonese versioning
    Ben Lu
    Don Thompson
  • production coordinator
    Ginette D'Silva
    Faye Yoneda
  • production supervisor
    Mark Power
  • centre operations manager
    Darin Clausen
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
  • program administrator
    Bree Beach
  • executive producer
    David Christensen


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Ages 14 to 18

Mini-Lesson - Everything Will Be

Study Guide - Guide 1

Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
Diversity - Diversity in Communities
History and Citizenship Education - Issues in Society Today

Ideal for classes on urban geography and local history. What changes does the filmmaker document in this movie? Identify positive changes as well as negative changes. Compare your answers with other students. Discuss gentrification and its impact on cities in Canada. Take pictures of the changes in your city/town. Make maps of the different neighbourhoods in your city/town. Research the changes that have taken place. Debate the question of who owns a city and who has a right to change it.

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