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Exploring Vancouver’s Chinatown
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A Vancouver School Board Production. Produced by Program Services, Media Services and Technology. Videotape: Randy Rotheisler. Music: Vancouver Chinese Music Association. Production Assistance: Carolyn Sullivan, Laara Ynea. Titles: Deb Rooney.
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1 videocassette (10 min., 57 sec.) : VHS, col., sd., stereo
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Item is an educational video produced by the Vancouver School Board for use with a textbook entitled ‘Exploring Vancouver’s Chinatown: A Resource Guide’. The film has no narration, but a background score with Chinese instruments, and scene noise in some places. It opens with footage of the sun rising over Chinatown from a rooftop vantage point. It lingers on vendors and storefronts preparing to open, a Tai Chi class in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden’s main pavilion, Tai Chi in a local park, scenes of residential streets, houses, schools, and playgrounds. The film includes footage of a variety of local businesses, such as a barbershop, an apothecary, a school, calligraphy, tailor, fire department, auto repair, and a newspaper printer. It concludes with footage of the musicians playing the background music and street scenes of the sun setting over Chinatown.
Light scanlines at the bottom of the image run throughout.
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Copyright: Vancouver (B.C.). School Board; expiry: 2041-01-01.
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