Everything Will Be
Directed by Julia Kwan
Night and day, the words “Everything is going to be alright” illuminate in neon words on one of the oldest buildings located in Vancouver’s Chinatown. The question is: For whom? Sundance award-winning director Julia Kwan captures Vancouver’s Chinatown in the midst of a transformation that has its rich, culturally diverse heritage traded for new trends in EVERYTHING WILL BE. This documentary offers intimate perspectives from long-time Chinatown residents, diverse merchants and business owners who are new to the neighborhood. Their reflections on change and the declining hub of Chinese community are all captivating, as they let the audience in on their fears and hopeful outlook about the future.
EVERYTHING WILL BE asks if the legacy, history and culture of Chinatown can be preserved in the face of transformation. Can the existing and incoming meet to create harmony? The relevant and timely reflection on neighborhood change is sure to resonate across cultures and generations, as many of these changes are increasingly experienced in large cities.
— Anna Leal
Director/Writer: Julia Kwan
Producer: David Christensen
Cinematographer: Patrick McLaughlin
Editor: Michael Brockington