This documentary shares stories of the discrimination, stereotyping and bias experienced by members of the Pan-Asian legal community. It aims to increase intercultural awareness and competency, and to surface the complexity of the historical, socio-economic and colonial aspects of these real lived experiences.
FACL BC wishes to highlight and bring renewed attention to the original But I Was Wearing a Suit documentary (and its Part II), spearheaded by a group of leaders in the Indigenous legal community, including Justice Ardith (Walpetko We’dalx) Walkem, who has generously provided guidance for our initiative.
The documentary premiered on November 5, 2021. Re-watch the official premiere here.
The documentary has received a 2021 Clawbies award for Best Innovative Project. Learn more about the Clawbies here.
The documentary premiere (access recording here) is approved for 1 hour of Continuing Professional Development in BC, including 1 hour of the ethics, professional responsibility and practice management component for your Law Society of BC reporting - this includes reviewing the recorded documentary premiere. See eligibility for other Canadian jurisdictions here. If proof of registration is required, please reach out directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Documentary Kit with Video Link and Sample Discussion Questions
FACL BC would like to thank the following community partners for their support of our documentary.
FACL BC would like to thank the following firms for their external promotion of our documentary on their social media channels and/or website: