Karen Cho

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Karen Cho is an Asian-Canadian documentary filmmaker in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her credits include the 2004 National Film Board of Canada (NFB) documentary In The Shadow Of Gold Mountain, documenting the effects of the Chinese Exclusion Act in Canada;[1][2] the 2009 InformAction documentary Seeking Refuge; and the 2012 NFB documentary Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada, which was named best documentary at the Whistler Film Festival.[3]

After graduating from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Cho made In The Shadow Of Gold Mountain at the NFB via a program for emerging filmmakers of colour.[4]


  1. ^ Keung, Nicholas (November 6, 2004). "Documenting Canada's head-tax history; Immigrants from China recall woes for Karen Cho Film won't let us Canadians forget 'skeletons in closet'" (abstract). Toronto Star. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ Karen Cho, writer/director (2004). In the Shadow of Gold Mountain (Documentary film). National Film Board of Canada. 
  3. ^ Takeuchi, Craig (December 3, 2012). "Whistler Film Festival 2012: Director Karen Cho on the Status Quo of feminism in Canada". Georgia Straight. Vancouver. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Newsmaker: Ravida Din and Karen Cho on NFB funding cuts". CTV News. April 12, 2012. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 

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