Dotting even the most remote landscapes, Chinese restaurants can be found in every corner of the world unraveling a complex history of cultural migration and community. The cultural outposts of far-flung settlers, bearers of Dim Sum, Peking Duck and creative fusion culinary like the Madagascar classic Soupe Chinoise, Chinese restaurants are portraits of immigration, good food, and community hubs for the Chinese diaspora. Behind these family-run places, special stories abound of resilient people who left their homeland in search of security and a better future. Having traveled fifteen countries to meet chefs, entrepreneurs and dreamers who work Chinese kitchens, join filmmaker and author Cheuk Kwan who weaves a fascinating travelogue of culture, family and place, ultimately revealing how a delicious meal always tells an even better story. Know more about these stories on this free virtual event by National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) on May 5, 6PM EST.
Introducing special guest ..
Cheuk Kwan was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan, and has also lived in the US, Saudi Arabia and Canada. He is the co-founder of The Asianadian, a magazine dedicated to promoting Asian Canadian arts, culture and politics, and a film production company, Tissa Films. His 15-part documentary Chinese Restaurants brings together his personal experiences, love of food and travel, and appreciation of the Chinese diaspora culture worldwide. Latin Passions, a feature film from the series, won the Special Jury Prize at the 24th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.
Walkwithanime MC DJ Host is a smart-wit packed host with a dynamic and welcoming demeanor. From her humble beginnings to becoming a Chartered Accountant Canada CPA, Anime’s wealth of knowledge and understanding spans into many different facets of life. Anime has moderated countless panel discussions and has hosted premier festivals, conventions and galas across North America. If you happen to have attended alongside the other 1.6M jet setters in Toronto, then you would have definitely watched Anime command some of Canada’s biggest festivals where she is the official Host of Taste of the Danforth on the celebrity main stage. She is an incredible act and a genuinely beautiful person
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