Song of the Exile

SONGS OF THE EXILE

Filmmaker Cheuk Kwan brings us into the lives of extraordinary families in Israel, South Africa and Turkey, as they share moving stories of displacement and belonging.

On the Islands

ON THE ISLAND

Filmmaker Cheuk Kwan takes us on a tour of restaurants in Mauritius, Trinidad, and Cuba, showing us Chinese communities that have become an integral part of these sensual and seductive islands in the sun.

Three Continents

THREE CONTINENTS

Filmmaker Cheuk Kwan journeys to the ‘Big Island’ of Madagascar, inside the Arctic Circle in Norway, and the Canadian Prairies, exploring the long history of Chinese migration and settlement in three continents.

Latin Passions

LATIN PASSIONS

Filmmaker Cheuk Kwan visits Latin American cities of Lima, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires encountering restaurant owners enthralled in their passion for cooking, soccer and tango.

Beyond Frontiers

BEYOND FRONTIERS

Filmmaker Cheuk Kwan travels to the cities of India and into the jungles of Brazilian Amazon and come face to face with Chinese communities who have transcended geographical, political, and social frontiers.

Canada

Canada

Synopsis: Chinese workers came to Canada in the 19th century to build the trans-continental railroad, but by 1923, the country…

Cuba

Cuba

Synopsis: In Havana’s Chinatown, the Lung Kong is a charitable clan association run by Alejandro Chiu. The association also runs…

Special Jury Award

Special Jury Prize in San Francisco

Chinese Restaurants: Latin Passions won the Special Jury Prize at the 24th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. The jury applauds director Cheuk Kwan’s “use of the conceit of the Chinese restaurant as a universal setting to reveal how immigrants integrate into new societies and also maintain a singular pride and strength in their own culture. Kwan’s humor, humanity and love of Chinese culture enliven each immigrant’s story.”