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Gong xi fa cai
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Music Courtesy of Sincere Lam. Original Coordination:Kieth Suriani; photography: Ana Chang, David Lee, Colin Steele, Ron Tucker; graphics: Ron Tucker; technical edit and visual arrangement: Tucker media.
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1 videocassette (16 min., 5 sec.) : Super Beta, master, col., sd., mono
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Item is a documentary that uses photographs and voice over narration to tell the story of how Chinese New Year came about and how it is celebrated, traditionally, in Vancouver, and at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen garden. The documentary begins with a presentation of the Chinese zodiac: its origins, associated animals, and how it works. Next is a discussion of Chinese New Year traditions, what they mean, and how they are celebrated, including: Family feasts, Door Gods, red paper door hangers, the family reunion dinner, the importance of avoiding unlucky word or actions, the children’s game of watch the clock, family visiting, red paper envelopes given as gifts, broken day, lion dances, and parades. The feature concludes with a discussion of how the New Year is celebrated at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen gardens, with photos of a lantern parade, firecrackers, ceremonial offerings, and traditional Chinese music, dance, and entertainment.
Light scanlines at the bottom of the image run throughout. Left audio channel contains only static.
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Copyright: City of Vancouver; expiry: 2040-01-01.