An individual is standing at an open doorway, facing a balcony and looking out at an urban landscape. The sign above the balcony reads "CHIN WING CHUN SOCIETY" in English and has Chinese characters beneath it. The view includes modern buildings, and the doorway is framed with colourful glass panes, suggesting a traditional or historical setting within a contemporary city environment.

Big Fight in Little Chinatown

All across the globe, Chinatowns are under threat of disappearing – and along with them, the rich history of communities who fought from the margins for a place to belong. Big Fight in Little Chinatown documents the collective fight to save Chinatowns across North America.

About the Filmmaker

Karen Cho has over 15 years’ experience working in the film and television industry as a Producer, Writer & Director of documentary films, TV and web series.

Known for her socially engaged documentaries, Karen has directed award-winning films about everything from the Chinese head tax, to refugees, and women’s rights. Through her television work she has touched on subjects like aviation and ferry pilots, Canadian biographies, car restauration, genealogy, gold mining, the cops in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side, and artist activists around the world.

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ReFrame Film Festival


for “Big Fight in Little Chinatown “

20-minutes prior to Showtime:

At the Market Hall Box Office

$15 or PWYC • limited to availability

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