One of many: Dr Nhan

Canada, 1983

Film
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Dr. Nahn, an ethnic Chinese refugee from Vietnam, is one of the many “boat people” who emigrated to Canada in the late 1970’s. When she arrived in Vancouver she learned that although she had practiced acupuncture in Saigon for many years, British Columbia law would not recognise her profession. One of Many describes Dr. Nahn’s life and career prior to her arrival in Canada and documents her efforts to overcome the obstacles that prevent her from using her knowledge. The film leaves no doubt about Dr. Nahn’s commitment to people and medicine, and her determination to one day practice acupuncture in her new country. Voice and narration: Linda Uyrehara Hoffman.

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Credits

producer

George Johnson

production company

ONF | NFB

director

Jan-Marie Martell

Duration

00:16:40:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1983

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016422

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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