Redress Remix is an interactive, living documentary which explores the history of the Head Tax and Exclusion Act of 1923 and the Canadian government’s official apology to the Chinese Canadian community that it affected. If you aren’t familiar with the Head Tax, I strongly recommend spending some time with this site.
This beautiful and thoughtful documentary comes from Stitch Media, an award-winning digital media production company that uses a cross-platform storytelling technique. The website mixes photos, videos and audio, allowing the audience to meet real Canadians and hear their stories about how the Head Tax and Exclusion Act of 1923 impacted their lives.
“Through a combination of interviews, animation techniques, archival footage and personal mementos, the film explores the effects that the Canadian Government’s official apology has had on a new generation of Chinese Canadians and why it should matter to all Canadians,” says Loksi-Chan, the film’s director.
If you’re in Vancouver, you can catch the premier of Redress Remix at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival on Sunday, November 7, from 4-6pm at the Tinseltown Theatre, 88 W Pender Street.
It will also be screened at the National Film Board Theatre (150 John Street) in Toronto on Wednesday, November 10 at 11am.
REDRESS REMIX has been nominated for “Best Canadian Cultural Interactive Program” at this year’s Canadian New Media Awards on December 1st.