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“This is a documentary series that should and must be shown everywhere.” — Ken Hom, bestselling author of over 20 Chinese and Asian cookery books

Eating Chinese Conference at Brown University

Kwan presented his films and participated in panel discussions at the “Eating Chinese: Global and Local Perspectives on Food and Memory” conference at Brown University, April 4-5, 2008. The weekend included a cooking demonstration by celebrity chef Martin “Yan Can Cook”.

Cheuk with Marty Yan
KWAN WITH MARTIN YAN AT CULINARY ARTS MUSEUM, RHODE ISLAND, APRIL 5, 2008

Reel Asian: Asian Canada on Screen

This new book contains “Eating Chinese: Recorded, Excerpted”, a conversational essay between Cheuk Kwan and Lily Cho, professor of English at the University of Western Ontario. Check out the essay here.

Kwoi and Kwan book signing
KWOI AND KWAN AT REEL ASIAN BOOK LAUNCH, NOVEMBER 7, 2007

Special Jury Prize in San Francisco

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.”

Special Jury Prize in San Francisco
CHEUK KWAN (LEFT), DIRECTOR, CHINESE RESTAURANTS: LATIN PASSIONS, WITH AWARD WINNERS AT CLOSING NIGHT GALA.