FC 3850 C5 C36 1998 Video Shelves (VHS) (3rd floor)
- "A documentary that recreates, re-examines and rethinks an important chapter of Canadian history with respect to the contributions of the Chinese railroad workers in building the Canadian Pacific Railway. "
Cedar and Bamboo, 2010
FC 106 C5 C42 2010 Video Shelves (DVD) (3rd floor)
- "Cedar and Bamboo explores those relationships through the lives of four people of Chinese and Aboriginal ancestry. Set in British Columbia and Vancouver, their stories reveal the difficult circumstances of First Nations people and early Chinese immigrants. "
- "The Chinese who arrived in the United States and Canada in the mid-1800s began operating laundries because the early populations of workers were almost all male and many did not want to do what they considered menial work such as cooking and cleaning. Seeing a business opportunity, many Chinese began providing services such as washing clothes, which created businesses that allowed them to find gold where others only saw filth!"
Chow Dong Hoy: portraits from the frontier, 2003
FC 106 C5 C46 2003 Video Shelves (DVD) (3rd floor)
-"C.D. Hoy was a Chinese immigrant, photographer, entrepreneur and family man. This documentary chronicles his life in British Columbia at the turn of the century. "
- "Near Newcastle, Ontario, lies Wing Fong Farm: 80 acres planted with succulent Asian vegetables destined for Chinese markets and restaurants ... Born in 1929, Ma survived the loss of her father and two siblings during the Japanese occupation, and the death of her husband during the Cultural Revolution--which left her alone to support her family ..."
From c to c : Chinese Canadian stories of migration, 2012
FC 106 C5 F76 2012 Video Shelves (DVD) (3rd floor)
- " 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. In this beautifully expressive film, director Ling Chiu traces the rich history of the Vancouver Island cemetery, from controversy and neglect, to its revival as a National Historic Site. "
FC 106 C5 U59 1999 Video Shelves (Available in VHS and on the web.)
- "Filmmaker Jari Osborne uses archival film footage to recreate the Vancouver of the early life of her father, Alex Louie, and uncovers the racism and discrimination Chinese Canadians then faced ... it was Britain's need for agents to operate in Malaya in 1944 that allowed them to enlist. Alex Louie and others joined the Special Operations Executive, to be trained as commandos. Their war service gained them acceptance and ended the discrimination."
Available in DVD and on the web Call Number BF 697.5 B63 W47 2000 Cowichan Campus
- "Examines the search for beauty and racial identity through the eyes of Maria Estante and Sharon Kim, young women contemplating cosmetic surgery. Both of Asian descent, the two believe their looks - specifically their eyes - get in the way of how people see them."