Asian Heritage Month Art Exhibit and Documentary Film Screening in the 4th Space Concordia 2022
Joliz Dela Pena and Oscar Robertson
Go Back To Your Country - Short Documentary Film
When Jae Yong (Maruco) was physically attacked when coming back from South Korea, there was an axiomatic hate that was felt. A hatred that was further magnified and expressed by the rise of the C19, one that already has a hundred years of indelible history. Started as a small project with a few interviews, this story intrinsically developed into something much heavier; decadence, serenity and reprisal. While the totality of this subject matter is quite vast and mainly focused in the United States, we decided to pick a more peripheral coordinate in North America that is the island of Tiohtià:ke (Montreal, Canada). By listening to the interviewees and working people that have no platform to express their frustration with the situation, we felt sorrow and pain, but we must also feel strength.