Premiere of W2TV with interview of AHA MEDIA and Premiere of “Paper Sons and Daughters” Documentary

Vancouver BC – Auspicious circumstance heralds the premiere of W2TV, produced by W2 Community Media Arts (W2) and ACCESS-TV*.

Opening the W2 TV show are hosts Irwin Oostindie and Sid Tan, with interviews with Karen McAthy, chef at W2 MediaCafé, and April Smith and Hendrik Beune of AHA Media, specialists in social media production.

In rotation for two weeks beginning 10pm on Sunday June 10, W2TV broadcasts on Shaw cable 4 in Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley and repeats Monday midnight (00am Tuesday), Thursday late night (2am Friday) and 2pm on Saturday.

W2’s mandate is to break the digital divide through access to technology and training while promoting full inclusion, encouraging cross-cultural dialogue and advancing issues of redress. W2TV is initiated to engage local media arts practitioners in community television, new media production and storytelling.

The inaugural W2 TV show features the television broadcast premiere of “Paper Sons and Daughters” to mark the 62nd anniversary of the June 9, 1960 announcement which granted amnesty for paper sons and daughters if they confessed to the government.

“Paper Sons and Daughters” is produced and directed by Deborah Angrave with Sid Tan as executive producer. The twenty minute bare bones documentary is compelling storytelling of Chinese immigration and personal family histories.

*Association of Chinese Canadians for Equality and Solidarity Society, an associate member of W2 since 2008, is a chapter of the Chinese Canadian National Council (CCNC) which has 27 chapters across Canada. As ACCESS-TV, it produces regularly scheduled community television broadcasts of local, national and international human rights, social justice and environmental concerns for public interest.

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