PROJECT NEW EARTH
CAS presents PROJECT NEW EARTH to celebrate the spirit & legacy of the CHINESE LABOUR CORPS (CLC), as British & Chinese communities commemorate WW1.
100 years ago, the British & French armies recruited 140,000 Chinese men to work behind the Western Front. The CLC was the largest overseas labour force, giving their blood, sweat & tears to help the Allies win, but have since been forgotten. This is their story.
by Julia Cheng, Andy Leung, Lavin Lee, Ricky Payne, Lula.xyz
A young Chinese woman discovers her ancestral contribution to Allied success in this music-dance-spoken word film. Animation peels back the layers of the painting, Panthéon de la Guerre, when the CLC were ‘painted out’ of history to make room for American soldiers.