This fascinating documentary traces the life and work of C.D. Hoy, one of Canada's most famous early photographers. This extraordinary story traces Hoy's life from his arrival in Vancouver in 1902 to the gold mines, forts, and ranches of early BC. After trying many trades, the poor immigrant from China established himself as a photographer. Featuring more than 1,400 historic images, archival footage of Canada, excerpts from Hoy's memoirs, and commentary from present-day historians and artists, this film offers a rich slice of the intriguing history of our province.