09. February 2018 - 19:00 till 22:00
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Random Acts of Legacy - An Ali Kazimi Film (Screening) | Emily Carr University | Friday, 09. February 2018

JOIN US for the Vancouver screening of Random Acts of Legacy, an award winning film directed and produced by Ali Kazimi

When: 7:00pm Friday February 9

Where: Emily Carr University of Art + Design
520 East 1st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 0H2

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About: What emerges from a pile of deteriorating 16mm home movies spanning from 1936 to 1951, is a moving story of a Chinese American family set against the backdrop of race and class in Chicago, and one collector’s obsession with the 1933-4 World’s Fair.

Rescued from an online auction, the filmmakers’ quest to make meaning of this Chinese American family’s early home movies connects him with Irena Lum – the surviving daughter of graphic artist and collector, Silas Henry Fung.

Intertwining a first person narrative as an outside witness with family accounts and other commentators, Kazimi weaves a rich tapestry of the life of an unusually wealthy family of colour from the Depression era. The retrieved footage offers an intimate and radically different visual perspective on the Chinese American community in Chicago – with a surprising feminist twist. Visually rich and textured, unafraid to show the decaying patina of a family archive, Random Acts of Legacy revels in the making of home movies and memory.