From C to C: Chinese Canadian Stories of Migration

Director Jordan Paterson
Year 2011
Run Time 46min
Genre Documentary

Beautifully filmed in Canada and China’s Guangdong province, this fascinating documentary contrasts the historical injustices faced by Chinese migrants over the last century with the experiences of contemporary Chinese Canadian youth.

Focusing on past discriminatory immigration policies, the film reflects on the meaning of prejudice and exclusion to those who experienced it and those who did not. By calling attention to the diverse nature of contemporary Chinese Canadian identities, the film paints an inclusive and diverse picture of Canada as a nation.

From C to C was nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Direction in a Documentary Program or Series.


Jordan Paterson


Jordan Paterson, Paul Yeung, Denise Fong


Jordan Paterson




BIPOC Stories, Global Experiences, History, Newcomer Stories

Original Language


Canadian Distributor

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)