“In the Shadows of Gold Mountain” features filmmaker Karen Cho as she travels from Montreal to Vancouver to uncover stories from the last survivors of the Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act, a set of laws imposed to single out the Chinese as unwanted immigrants to Canada from 1885 to 1947. Through a combination of history, poetry and raw emotion, this documentary sheds light on an era that shaped the identity of generations.
Following the film, Griffin will be hosting a live director’s talk and Q/A with Montreal filmmaker and founder of Story Booth Media, Karen Cho. With over a decade of experience in the film and television industry, Karen is an award winning writer/director of documentary films and TV series. Story Booth Media creates diverse films that explore topics of immigration, social justice, identity and belonging.