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.

Credits

director

Jan-Marie Martell

producer

George Johnson

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:16:40:00

Colour

Colour

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33776

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Job applications

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → International relations and culture

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Language and culture

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Canada - Emigration and immigration

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cultural relativism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture conflict

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Discrimination in employment

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnic groups

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Illegal aliens

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → International relations and culture

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Multiculturalism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Pluralism (Social sciences)

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Language and culture

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Acupuncture

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Medical personnel

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Medicine, Chinese

History → Illegal aliens

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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