Date(s) - July 20, 2022
SHORTS IN DIALOGUE WITH DOCUMENTARIAN CHEUK KWAN’S CHINESE RESTAURANTS
An evening of films on food and activism with documentarian and writer, Cheuk Kwan!
Kwan’s debut publication Have You Eaten Yet (2022) is a retrospect on his docuseries Chinese Restaurants (2005). Spanning a total of “four years, thirteen countries, 200 000 km, 15 stories, and 5 films”.
Like MOV’s A Seat at the Table exhibition on Chinese migration to Canada, the stories told to Kwan by Chinese restaurant-owners all over the world tell a long and ongoing history of food as one’s entry point to nation, community and belonging. Placing both the exhibition and other short films in dialogue with Kwan’s work – we explore how cultural foods become a platform for activism against racial prejudice.