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From Harling Point

From Harling Point
2003, director: Ling Chiu

Excerpt (2:48)


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> Chinese Canadians | Adolescents | Religion | Sexuality | Cultural differences | Prejudice

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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.