"If you don't mind my asking, where are you from?"
"You know what they say about Oriental girls"...
"Has anyone ever called you a banana?"
Using these three commonly heard phrases as a guide,
Cheryl Sim presents some of her thoughts and observations
on issues such as identity, ethnic heritage, exoticism and pride.
By sharing her stories through a series
of humorous (and not so humorous) anecdotes,
this video aims to inspire us to share our own experiences
in an attempt to debunk the theories,
define the terms and uncover ourselves.
A FEW COLOURFUL PHRASES
Quebec, 1995, 12 min 45 s, colour