Video

The Yellow Pages

Ho Tam

1994, 07:40 minutes, B&W tinted, English text, silent

TAPECODE 420.00

Arranged alphabetically in 26 brief segments, The Yellow Pages explores the history of immigration and its implications within the North American social context. Adapted from a bookwork of the same title, images and text are interwoven to examine the Asian experience under the mass media and everyday life.
In a playful and satirical manner, the video brings the audience to review our on-going history, from the Chinese railroad labourers in Canada, the Japanese in W.W.II, the U.S. involvement in the Korean War, to the arrival of the "Boat People" and the 1997 Hong Kong Money Crisis.
Also available on two channels.

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