Sunday, April 12, 2009

Gung Hay Matsuri Domhnach Cásca Fat Choy!

In the spirit of the High Holidays, inspired by Comrade Todd Wong's Gung Haggis Fat Choy and by my missus, whose notion of multiculturalism is that if it isn't about finding excuses to get into one another's liquor cabinets then it means nothing, and being myself from good Pikey stock that commemorates Easter by reflecting upon the holiest of all causes — the sanctity of the human soul, the practical brotherhood of the human race. . .

Here are two feature-length documentary films about my own people, and my own home places. The first is Shepherd's Pie and Sushi, Mieko Ouchi's story about her family, beginning with the struggles of her grandfather's generation during the Internment, in the 1940s. The second is Jari Osborne's film Unwanted Soldiers, about her father and his comrades, set mainly in those same years (p.s. a lengthy exploration of my "Chinese roots," as Todd put it, is here.) But do skip the trailers if you like. Feet up:

Shepherd's Pie and Sushi:



Unwanted Soldiers:

5 Comments:

Blogger Graeme said...

You fucked up, Terry. The High Holidays is the period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Graeme said...

I guess Mossad isn't paying you enough, huh? You should ask for a raise.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Terry Glavin said...

Different High Holidays, Graeme.

Fail!

4:57 PM  
Blogger Graeme said...

Yeah well Mossad called and said it's tough economic times so not only are you not getting a raise--you're now off the payroll.

5:56 PM  
Blogger IceClass said...

I'm off to see the sprog in Vancouver in ten days then off to Victoria for a trip.
I just can't wait to do the sushi overdose.

7:41 AM  

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