Transcontinental railroads & head tax /
Film Ideas ; with the assistance of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. ; producer, Fong Hiu Shan.
imprint
Wheeling, Ill. : Film Ideas, [2015?]
description
1 videodisc (approximately 50 min.) : sound disc, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
1605729329, 9781605729329
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
Wheeling, Ill. : Film Ideas, [2015?]
isbn
1605729329
9781605729329
publisher #
CCNA4
credits note
Animation, Pixel Workshop Production Company ; camera, Yip Siu Ki ; music, Henry Lai ; editing, Hui Chi Shing.
general note
Originally produced as documentary in 2015.
Title from menu.
performer
Narrator, John Culkin.
abstract
"Over ten thousand Chinese immigrant workers were hired to help build both the American and Canadian transcontinental railways. Despite their significant contributions and loss of life, they were treated like pariahs and paid half the white man's wage. When Canada's economy went into recession, the government imposed a head tax on the Chinese to stem their immigration. The aging head tax victims and their families are determined to fight for their dignity and seek redress, which is long overdue"--Container.
language note
In English, with some fragments in Chinese subtitled into English.
catalogue key
10001923
technical details
DVD-R format.

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