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21st annual Spokane International Film Festival | Feb 1 - 8, 2019

All Our Father’s Relations

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February 4 @ 3:00 pm
The Magic Lantern Theater

Preceeding film – This Place Called Nuka: Courting Adventure in Wild Alaska

USA / 22min

Directed by Dave Weich

Jeff and Angela wanted to have a camping trip that never ended, and to see if they could live off the land. So they dropped out of college to attend the “school of life.”

All Our Father’s Relations

Canada / 57 min. / Documentary
English/Chinese with English subtitles

Directed by Alejandro Yoshizawa

All Our Father’s Relations (祖根父脈) tells the story of the Grant siblings who journey from Vancouver to China in an attempt to rediscover their father’s roots and better understand his fractured relationship with their Musqueam mother. Raised primarily in the traditions of the Musqueam people, the Grant family and their story reveals the shared struggles of migrants and Aboriginal peoples today and in the past.

This film helps to record and revitalize the interconnected histories of Chinese Canadian and First Nations relations along the Fraser River in British Columbia. Dating as far back as the 19th century, relations between Chinese and First Nations in Canada were often respectful and mutually beneficial; both peoples supported one another in the face of marginalization and racism.


February 4
3:00 pm
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