"As a Chinese-Jamaican Canadian, I truly enjoyed this beautiful narrative. This film has the universal appeal of the common immigrant experience while giving voice to our experience as Hakka descendants."
Norman Lue Tam, Toronto Hakka community member
"Jeanette is a wonderful storyteller. I loved this film from beginning to end. The various strands give depth and context and resonance to the story."
Olive Senior, Poet Laureate of Jamaica
"Wow! Truly authentic storytelling. A rich and heartfelt story told with emotion, compassion and understanding.
Thomas Jenkins, Screenwriter
"Keith Kong's story was so interesting and full of details that I could relate to — it had me spellbound! The old photos along with the archival sceneries were nostalgic.
Thanks for this lovely ❤ production (worthy of an Oscar)."
Yvonne Chin, Chinese-Jamaican community member
"Truly inspiring. It made me reflect on my own roots and ties to China, to the Hakka people, to Mauritius and to Canada. It made me think of the sacrifices my grandparents made and the family they left behind."
Aurelie L, Mauritian Hakka community member
"My wife and I just finished watching ‘A Brief Record of My Father’s Time at Sea’. What a fascinating and epic story. I thought it was really well done. It connected a lot of dots in my understanding of Chinese-Jamaicans. Nice work."
Klive Walker, historian, cultural critic and writer
"Beautiful job...very moving...makes us realize how truly lucky we are to live here (in Canada)."
Lynn Pickering, Producer and Host
"Bridges a gap for many of us born in Jamaica and haven't been to China. Have been working on a personal project to leave some 'footprints' for the grandchildren and think this is ideal."
James Chen, Jamaican-Canadian community member