One of Many—Dr. Nhan

One of Many—Dr. Nhan

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This short documentary profiles acupuncturist Dr. Nhan, an ethnic Chinese refugee from Vietnam who emigrated to Canada in the late 1970s. Although Dr. Nhan practiced acupuncture in Saigon for many years, British Columbia law would not recognize her profession. This film documents Dr. Nhan's efforts to overcome the obstacles that prevent her from using her knowledge. The film leaves no doubt about Dr. Nhan's commitment to people and medicine, and her determination to one day practice acupuncture in her new country.

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One of Many—Dr. Nhan, Jan-Marie Martell, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Jan-Marie Martell
  • script
    Jan-Marie Martell
  • cinematography
    Jan-Marie Martell
  • producer
    George Johnson
  • executive producer
    John Taylor
  • sound
    Richard Patton
  • editing
    Doris Dyck
    Bruce Giesbrecht
    Jan-Marie Martell
  • sound editing
    Fred Hillier
  • narrator
    Linda Uyrehara Hoffman
  • music
    J. Douglas Dodd