The Yellow Pages

Ho Tam

1994, 07:40 minutes, B&W tinted, English text, silent


Arranged alphabetically in 26 brief segments, The Yellow Pages explores the history of immigration and its implications within the North American social context. Adapted from a bookwork of the same title, images and text are interwoven to examine the Asian experience under the mass media and everyday life.
In a playful and satirical manner, the video brings the audience to review our on-going history, from the Chinese railroad labourers in Canada, the Japanese in W.W.II, the U.S. involvement in the Korean War, to the arrival of the "Boat People" and the 1997 Hong Kong Money Crisis.
Also available on two channels.

Rental and Sales

Single Screening Rental


Educational Purchase DVD (Bluray +$15)


5 Year Educational Streaming License, Digital File with DVD Circulation Copy


Gallery Exhibition and Installation, complete Media Request form for quote

Institutional Archival Acquisition, complete Media Request form for quote

Curators and programmers, please contact to receive a login and password to preview Vtape titles online.

Screening and exhibition rentals and archival acquisitions include public performance rights; educational purchases or licenses include rights for classroom screenings and library circulation. When placing an order the customer agrees to our general online terms and conditions. Payment (or a purchase order number) and a signed licensing agreement must be received before media can be shipped to the client.