Quebec’s government finally granted heritage status to the core of Montreal’s Chinatown to protect it from further gentrification. After a long battle to convince the government to grant heritage status to Chinatown, they have finally done it. However, the battle is not over yet. There is still much to do! Eramelinda Boquer from Global News interviewed our film producer/director Jimmy Chan on all the work… Read More »Quebec Grants Heritage Status To Montreal’s Chinatown
Our film producer/director Jimmy Chan was invited to speak at the 7th Canada China International Film Festival Press Conference. CityTV News Montreal’s Martin Daigle was there to cover the event. The actual festival runs from July 16th to 19th 2022 right in Montreal and Beijing. Jimmy is planning to release the second installment of his SAVING CHINATOWN documentary series at the film festival.
CBC Montreal News interviewed Jimmy Chan as the Chinese community leader to voice out on behalf of our Montreal Chinese community Chinatown today concerning his thoughts about the recent racism acts on school campuses, where racially offensive worksheets were being circulated. Jimmy told CBC that racism against the Asian community always existed since the beginning of the first Chinese immigrants, the ancestors arrived to this… Read More »CBC Interview With Jimmy Chan Concerning Recent Anti-Asian Racism In Montreal
“Whatever is left, it has to be protected,” says Jimmy Chan, a Chinese community leader after Quebec and Montreal announced that the city’s Chinatown will be designated a heritage site, protected from vanishing further. Felisha Adam reports. By Felisha Adam Posted Jan 24, 2022, 5:03PM EST. Last Updated Jan 24, 2022, 6:29PM EST. Montreal’s Chinatown, which was established in 1902, is now being deemed a heritage… Read More »Montreal’s Chinatown recognized as heritage site (CityNews)
By: Stuart Nulman – firstname.lastname@example.org | mtltimes publication Saving Chinatown – It’s difficult to see a city, suburb or neighbourhood become the victim of age, neglect, apathy and multi-million-dollar real estate development that can easily hinder or harm its heritage, or even worse, obliterate its existence that would render it just a slowly faded memory. That was the case of Montreal’s Chinatown district. A vital… Read More »MTLtimes: Jimmy Chan delivers wake-up call with new documentary “Saving Chinatown”
Documentary “Save Chinatown” Director Jimmy Chan: If the Chinese unite, Montreal Chinatown will not disappear
By: Montreal Chinese Community United Centre Shooting started three years ago to commemorate the dead predecessors in Chinatown; Chinatown is being eroded by major developers; and during the pandemic, Asian hatred incidents gave the film new connotations. The feature-length documentary “Saving Chinatown – The Descendants of the Dragon, Saving Chinatown” filmed by Montreal native Jimmy Chan is being screened at the Canada China International Film… Read More »Documentary “Save Chinatown” Director Jimmy Chan: If the Chinese unite, Montreal Chinatown will not disappear
Montreal Gazette: New documentary reflects resolve of Chinatown’s residents/merchants to ward off gentrification pressures and keep community alive and vibrant. By: Bill Brownstein • Montreal Gazette Publishing It didn’t take long for U.S. comedian Bobby Slayton to familiarize himself with Montreal. An epicure of sorts, he was taken aback by the city’s Chinatown. “What Chinatown?” he screeched when asked his impression. “More like China-block-and-a-half!” That was nine… Read More »Brownstein: Jimmy Chan is on a mission to save Montreal’s Chinatown