Keith Lock, the first Chinese-Canadian filmmaker, returns with a new movie, Relics of Love and War (40 minutes), a family thriller that was kept under wraps for decades, until the Official Secrets Act allowed these true stories to be told.

Using a suite of stunning 35mm photographs, Lock brings to life intimate details of his father’s Second World War forays in Operation Oblivion, along with the anti-Chinese racism that was behind the passage of more than a hundred laws that expelled Chinese workers, stopped families from reuniting, assigned seating on public transport and theatres. Here, the smallest gestures carry a nation-wide significance.