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Cold Paradise

This screening took place on
Friday, July 12, 2013 at 7:30pm
The Globe Theatre, Atlin BC

Many people only know the Yukon Filipino community through the communities' annual Canada Day tent and the Whitehorse businesses that employ temporary foreign workers. This film introduces us to the pioneers of the community who moved to the Yukon twenty years ago and offers a rare insight into the lives and hardships temporary foreign workers and immigrants from the Philippines face when they leave behind young children, and other family members to live in a culture and climate very unfamiliar to them. Director in attendance. Q&A to follow the screening. In Tagalog with English subtitles. Preceded by 3 Yukon shorts Walks Like A… Dir. Arlin McFarlane, 2012, 3 min A young girl prefers corduroy pants and trucks to dresses and dolls. Her grandmothers drink tea and critique her behaviour. Like a River Dir. Erin McKnight, 2013, 8 min An epic water journey to raise awareness of mental health issues. Daisy’s Christmas Dir. Teresa Earle, 2013, 4 min Wordless and poetic doc from a young dog's point of view.
  • Directed by Werner Walcher
  • 2013, Yukon
  • 50 minutes
  • Film Subtitled

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