Across Cultures

Who are we? What can we become?

About this theme

This theme looks at ways of living out cultural distinctiveness in Canada.

From Harling Point

From Harling Point
2003, director: Ling Chiu

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Growing up a Chinese Canadian, Charlayne Thornton-Joe felt she was unpopular, especially with boys. She wanted to fit in, so she separated herself from everything she considered to be Chinese. Edna Chow, who was raised in a Christian Church, tells how her minister accused her of idol worship because she had Chinese-style ornaments in her home.