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"Tricks on the the Dead" premier screening in Parliament

June 18, 2017 10:01 AM

Tricks on the Dead documentary on WW1 Chinese Labour Corps"Tricks on the Dead" is an award winning documentary by Canadian film maker, Jordan Paterson on the Chinese Labour Corps and their contributions during WW1. A screening of the hour long version of the documentary will be held on:

Date: Wed 21 June 2017

Time: 7-8.30pm

Venue: CR 3A, House of Lords

The event is hosted by Baroness Lorely Burt and there will be a Q&A after the film.

'History is nothing but a pack of tricks we play on the dead.' - Voltaire.

China first emerged into international affairs on its road to becoming a world power in the First World War. However its emergence is in the forgotten story of an unlikely group of Chinese peasants who were sent to an imperialist war they didn't understand. Zhang Yan, a Chinese history student from the same Shandong villages as the Chinese labourers of WWI, searches to restore the collective memory of those in China and around the world who have almost entirely forgotten about the 140,000 men who made this journey 100 years ago.

It is hoped that through the film, we can raise awareness of the forgotten sacrifices of the 140,000 Chinese Labour Corps (CLC) who had participated in the Great War. It will also be an opportunity to inform politicians and the British public about the various campaigns in the UK to commemorate the CLC.

Limited places for the public are available via the eventbrite page, with reserved places for Parliamentarians: