In this feature length documentary, filmmaker Corey Lee attempts to reconnect with his father, renowned martial artist Frank Lee. Frank's status as legendary street fighter and coach have kept him at an emotional (and physical) distance from his son, but now the younger Lee has decided to re-enter his father's world... a world where fighting rules.
Ages 15 to 18
Family Studies/Home Economics - Family Diversity and Challenges
Physical Education - Safety/Fair Play/Leadership
Social Studies - Communities in Canada/World
A central theme of the film is remembering where one comes from (50:35). Trace how both Corey and Frank Lee develop their relationship based on memories from their pasts. Frank says that when he came to Canada he wanted to “forget his past” (24:00). Ask students to discuss whether one can ever truly forget their past. How does the use of a comic-book aesthetic add to the narrative? Have students create a short comic strip that illustrates an event in their life.