It’s Up To You

Have you seen Sandra Oh’s first feature film, 1994’s Double Happiness? If not, you’re not alone. Asian-Canadians are criminally under-represented on screen. This week we’re asking, whose responsibility is it to make sure stories like this get told? Is it up to big studios and funders? Is it up to the people who aren’t being represented enough in pop culture?

We’ll speak to Alexis Kienlen, curator of the Asian Canadian Film Series showing Double Happiness and a bevy of other films at Metro Cinema this month. And we’ll hear from Stuart McDougall, one of the folks behind Fort Edmonton Park’s new queer history initiative.

This episode first aired on May 18, 2016.