Best of Richmond: A moment with Wang Ying

In this week’s print edition of the Richmond News, we published a 32-page special section called Best of Richmond, where local businesses and services were voted for best in category by you, thereaders. (Digital version available here

You will also see profiles of some of our city’s finest folks, from the worlds of business, sports, the arts, first responders and volunteering.

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However, there were simply too many of them to squeeze into print, so we’re publishing the rest of them here, at

Wang Ying

Wang Ying is an independent filmmaker based in Richmond. As a migrant navigating between multiple cultures, Ying is fascinated by stories that reveal the geopolitical complexity of global migration.
Following the 10-year journey of an elderly Chinese couple searching for the truth behind their son's death in Canada, her new documentary The World is Bright is a tender portrait of family, mental health and migration, and an indictment of state bureaucracy. Ying received the Sea to Sky Award at the 38th Vancouver International Film Festival in 2019 and Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival in 2020. 

In addition to filmmaking, Ying co-founded Cinevolution Media Arts Society in 2007. Under her leadership, Cinevolution has grown into one of the most promising arts organizations in Richmond and beyond.


  • What do you like best about Richmond?

It is hard for me to name the best. I love the richness of nature and ethnic food in this city, and I enjoy the quietness and convenience in our neighborhood.  However, Richmond means more than a home to live. The city gave me the opportunity to fulfill many artistic experiments through Cinevolution Media Arts.

  • How do you stay healthy in Richmond?

Running and long walking in my neighborhood and on the dikes. 

  • What’s your favourite sliver of nature in Richmond?

Beach and birds in Iona Park

  • What song best describes Richmond?

Don't know. 

  • Where in Richmond do you like to take out-of-town guests?

Iona Beach Park, River Road, dikes, Steveston, Garry Point Park 

  • Is there an adaption to COVID-19 that’s been made you’d like kept. (i.e, working from home, one way traffic in Steveston, automatic walk signs)

Automatic walk signs


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