Hope and Grace (2019) Currently in post production
Written, Directed and Produced by Louisa Phung. Produced with Regina Leung, John Alvez. Co-Produced by Willan Leung.
Hope, a 1st generation Chinese Canadian woman, recounts to her daughter the story of how she was given her name. 1979, Lin and Wong, a young refugee couple, are sponsored into Vancouver after the war in Vietnam. Looking to the future, they do everything they can to build a new life for their budding family. A neighbouring indigenous family, recognizing their struggles, extend their hands in friendship and acceptance. When Lin and Wong have a baby girl, they ask their new friends to give their daughter a Canadian name; Hope. Hope and her family, in turn, sponsors and welcomes a Syrian family.