Canadian documentary sheds light on life of farming Chinese immigrants

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-03 13:47:56|Editor: Lu Hui
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OTTAWA, April 3 (Xinhua) -- A new documentary made by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) unveiled an image of Chinese immigrants working in the country's farming industry.

"My Farmland," aired on CBC Docs Channel in mid-March, told a very human story about how Chinese immigrants started a farming life in Canada from the scratch, and how local communities reacted to people from a different culture coming and joining them farming for a better life.

"With intimate and unique access, the film captures the subjects' deep emotional journeys in a changing world and the challenges both cultures face in the agriculture business," according to the introduction of CBC Docs Channel.

Two Chinese families were highlighted in the documentary.

David Fu, with his wife and three sons, bought a farm in tiny-scale farming communities in Saskatchewan, a prairie province in western Canada, and learned farming skills from local farmers.

Simon Zhang invested in a winery and ran it with his mother and uncle in the wine-making region of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

Most Canadian viewer recognized the core value of hard working, humbleness and passion these Chinese Canadians have for farming.

"Well Done! The Fu family needs to be congratulated on their strength of will and passion for working on the land," commented Virgil Vasalo.

"The film really resonates with my situation. I'm facing what these families are feeling right now. It's a difficult road for my family, but we are trying our best," said Amy Ng.