This documentary shares stories of the discrimination, stereotyping and bias experienced by members of the Pan-Asian legal community. It aims to increase intercultural awareness and competency, and to surface the complexity of the historical, socio-economic and colonial aspects of these real lived experiences.

FACL BC wishes to highlight and bring renewed attention to the original But I Was Wearing a Suit documentary (and its Part II), spearheaded by a group of leaders in the Indigenous legal community, including Justice Ardith (Walpetko We’dalx) Walkem, who has generously provided guidance for our initiative.

The documentary premiered on November 5, 2021. Re-watch the official premiere here.

2021 Canadian Law Blog Awards WinnerThe documentary has received a 2021 Clawbies award for Best Innovative Project. Learn more about the Clawbies here.

CPD Credits

The documentary premiere (access recording here) is approved for 1 hour of Continuing Professional Development in BC, including 1 hour of the ethics, professional responsibility and practice management component for your Law Society of BC reporting -  this includes reviewing the recorded documentary premiere. See eligibility for other Canadian jurisdictions here. If proof of registration is required, please reach out directly to documentary@faclbc.ca.

Documentary Kit with Video Link and Sample Discussion Questions

Additional Resources

Social Media


  • This documentary contains subject matter about experiences of discrimination, and viewing it may bring up difficult memories or emotions for many of us. To support community members who are impacted by anti-Asian racism, FACL BC has a guide on our website that includes links to resources for mental health support.

Media Inquiries 

Community Partners

FACL BC would like to thank the following community partners for their support of our documentary.


Law Firms

FACL BC would like to thank the following firms for their external promotion of our documentary  on their social media channels and/or website:

  • Ascendion Law
  • Cassels
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Farris LLP
  • Fasken
  • Forte Law
  • Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP
  • KMK Law
  • Koffman Kalef LLP
  • McCarthy T├ętrault LLP
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Moore Edgar Lyster LLP
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP
  • Segev LLP
  • Whitelaw Twining

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