Tales From Gold Mountain - Reading by Paul Yee
From October 1988 show, whick K. O. Murray co-hosted with me. Along with piece on historian/author Paul Yee, we had stories on Visible Colours exhibit with Lorraine Chan, playwright Winston Kam and Fenton Loyola, who designed the lampost dragons in Chinatown. Will be getting these archived and uploaded as funding arrives. Music electric bass by Sean Gunn.
I've been going thru my papers and videos trying to compile an online community history along with redress archives. This by way of getting a good production team at W2 to do a regularly scheduled English language community television show about Chinatown and it's inhabitants today.
Included the contest at end not to show my pretty boy big hair looks but illustrate how importatnt geographical space is to community television production and building volunteer networks. Fortunately W2 Media Cafe has taken this on with basement studio space at Hastings and Abbott in the Downtown Eastside. Now we are fundraising to equip with dedicated onsite multiple camera switching unit and requesite lights and mics.
Show was an hour in total and recorded live to tape (3/4") with the roll-ins at the Central studio at Cornwall. Think it was 8pm on a Sunday. Shelly Cheung co-producer and Deborah Angrave executive producer.
Paul Yee (born 1956) is a Chinese-Canadian writer. He is third-generation Canadian and was born in Saskatchewan in 1956 but grew up in Vancouver's Chinatown. Yee holds a Master's degree in Canadian history from the University of British Columbia and worked as archivist at City of Vancouver Archives (1979-1987) and at Archives of Ontario (1988-1991).
He is the author of several children's books: Teach Me to Fly, Skyfighter and The Curses of Third Uncle as well as Ghost Train — winner of the 1996 Governor General's Award for English language children's literature. Ghost Train was adapted as a play by Betty Quan and performed by the Young Peoples Theatre in Toronto in 2001.
In 1990, he won the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize for his collection Tales From Gold Mountain.
His 1988 book Saltwater City is an examination of Vancouver's Chinese-Canadian culture and experience. It won the City of Vancouver Book Award in 1989.
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