The Undocumented Trial of William C. Hopkinson

Reimagining the 1914 Vancouver Trial of Mewa Singh.


January 8 - 11, 2016

Vancouver Art Gallery

The Undocumented Trial of William C. Hopkinson revisits the Vancouver Provincial Courthouse in October of 1914 and re-examines the trial of Mewa Singh, who is put on the stand to answer for the assassination of a prominent Canadian Immigration Inspector. An unexpected defense from Mewa Singh’s attorney takes the proceedings from an open-and-shut case, to a surreal debate of conscience.

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