17-23 August
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Chinee Girl

Director: Natalie Wei
2011, Trinidad+Tobago / Canada
English
Documentary short 44 minutes

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People of Chinese descent have made a significant contribution to this country’s cultural and economic life. Yet the voices of women are notably absent from the story of the Chinese in Trinidad and Tobago. In this film, 12 women from all walks of life tell an interwoven tale, creating a compelling contemporary portrait of the Caribbean-Chinese woman.

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Canada-born and of Trinidadian descent, Natalie Wei is a freelance artist, photographer and emerging filmmaker. A graduate of Ryerson University in Canada, she is engaged in an MPhil degree in Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine. Chinee Girl is her first film.

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Fri 23 Sept 2.00pm* + Thur 29 Sept 12.00pm, MovieTowne

Date: Sun 17 Jul, 2011
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