We Stand on Guard for Thee

April, 2009 - March, 2010
Halifax, N.S.
Project Details

Stitch Media will create a documentary and an interactive web portal to accompany the documentary. This three-part High Definition documentary series called "Redress Remix" will be aired on OMNI television in English. Primarily using narrated animation, powerful interviews, and selected archival footage, this documentary will span the country to tell the story of Chinese-Canadians who were affected by the Chinese Head Tax and the Chinese Immigration Act and their perseverance to obtain redress from the government. The interactive portal "We Stand Interactive", is funded by the Bell New Media and Broadcast Fund and is an important part of this project, as it will give users the capability to navigate into certain scenes of the documentary to learn even more about the events and era portrayed via a 360-degree panorama view. The documentary and the interactive portal are geared to educate Canadian youth, ages 18 to 35.