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Heather Joan Tam is an interdisciplinary artist, and a researcher for documentary films on history in British Columbia and Canada, including All Our Father’s Relations (dir. Alejandro Yoshizawa, 2016), the story of the Grant siblings who journey to rediscover their father’s roots in China and understand his relationship with their Musqueam mother, and Incorrigible: The Story of Velma Demerson (dir. Karin Lee, 2022), based on Demerson’s memoir about her illegal incarceration, while pregnant in 1939 under Ontario’s Female Refuges Act for living with her Chinese fiancé as a white woman, and her lifelong quest for justice. Heather was Curator at the Bowen Island Museum & Archives from 2007 to 2013.
Research Area: Public History, Creative Writing