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Back by popular demand, catch Big Fight in Little Chinatown as it returns for a limited engagement!

With the devastating economic impact of the pandemic, Chinatowns in New York, Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto search for innovative ways to keep their communities thriving. Follow Chinese business owners, community groups and academics through the history of these neighbourhoods and the city projects that threaten their existence. A story of resilience, Big Fight is a love letter to the Chinatowns that aren’t going down without a fight.

“Chinatown is where I first cut my teeth as a filmmaker and found my voice as a director,” says director Karen Cho. “These spaces and communities are very special to me. Now, to return to some of these spaces decades later and see the complex pressures and active erasure they are facing motivated me to make this film. I wanted to explore what would happen if Chinatowns were to disappear but also look at the community’s resistance—despite the odds stacked against them.”

In English, French and Mandarin with English subtitles.

Tuesday, August 29

Screening of Big Fight in Little Chinatown

Wednesday, August 30

Screening of Big Fight in Little Chinatown and Q&A


Featuring special guests:

  • Hannia Cheng, artist and cultural worker with an inter-arts practice based out of Chinatown Centre
  • Alexandra Hong, grassroots organizer with Friends of Chinatown Toronto and co-chair of the Toronto Chinatown Land Trust
  • Linda Zhang (moderator), Chinatown 2050 editor, Toronto Chinatown Land Trust  

Arrive early to peruse exclusive Big Fight in Little Chinatown merch, with proceeds going to the Chinatown Community Land Trust.

Tickets: $15 (Members from $10)

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  • Director(s)

    • Karen Cho

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