Why do rituals and language matter? What is the role of storytelling? Of public spaces? How does a community show that it cares? Watch this series of 7 short films to open the discourse on some of these topics. The opinions expressed in the films belong to the individuals and are not representative of the opinions and beliefs of the website or its affiliates.
Convened by the City of Vancouver and UBC, the Forum is the culmination of a three-year-long process with the community to explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation for Vancouver’s Chinatown. This 6-part short film series produced by our friends at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) highlights Chinatown’s potential as a cultural destination for the world and to pass on its cultural heritage legacy to future generations. Watch this series on YouTube.
該論壇由溫哥華市和卑詩大學召集，是與社區一起花了三年時間為溫哥華唐人街探索聯合國教科文組織世界遺產名錄的極點。這部由我們在溫哥華亞洲電影節 (VAFF) 的朋友們製作的 6 部短片系列突出了唐人街作為世界文化旅遊目的地的潛力，並將唐人街的文化遺產傳承給後代。請在 油管 (YouTube) 上觀看此系列。
For over a century, Vancouver Chinatown’s societies and associations have served as unwavering stewards of cultural heritage. “Keys to Living Heritage” is a film series that showcases intangible cultural heritage activities and spaces inside Society-owned heritage buildings. Shared through the lens of their members, each episode raises awareness of the rehabilitation efforts these societies and associations face to restore and maintain their buildings, to keep traditions alive and pass them on. Chinatown Society Heritage Buildings Association (CSHBA) was established with the “objective of helping one another to rehabilitate the society-owned heritage buildings in Chinatown.” Watch this series on YouTube.
一個多世紀以來，溫哥華唐人街的社團和協會都是堅韌不拔的文化遺產管理者。 “Keys to Living Heritage” 是展示非物質文化遺產活動和社團擁有的遺產建築內的空間的電影系列。通過每個成員的視角分享，每一集都提高了人們對這些僑團和協會為了恢復和維護他們的建築、保持傳統和傳承傳統而面臨的修復工作的認識。華埠僑團傳統建築協會是為了 “互相協助修復僑團在唐人街里擁有的遺產建築”而建立的。請在油管（YouTube) 上觀看此系列。
"Vancouver's Chinatown had been suffering for decades. Beset from all sides, from gentrifying development swallowing up landmarks to long-time Chinese residents moving away to the suburbs, this historic neighbourhood was slowly dying and no one could figure out how to halt its demise. Everything changed when the question of what to do with the empty lot at 105 Keefer Street was raised, and as many generations did before, the Chinatown community rose up and fought for the very existence of their home."
TELUS has uploaded the TELUS original film in full on their YouTube channel for a limited time (October 19th to 24th). After that, it will be available on TELUS Optik in November.