Co-presentations with JAYU Human Rights Film Festival

The 3rd Annual JAYU Human Rights Film Festival takes place from December 5-7, 2014. Reel Asian is proud to co-present three films at the festival – including Leftover (which screened at our festival earlier this year), Light Fly, Fly High and In Between. JAYU Human Rights Film Festival takes place at TIFF Bell Lightbox with special guests in attendance. Visit here for more details and information on how to buy tickets.


Dir. Daniel Yong (in attendance)
Saturday December 6, 2014 @ 9:00pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West)

SYNOPSIS: This film follows the daily life of a North Korean refugee family struggling to come to terms with the memories of their past while trying to settle down in Canada. More information…

Leftover is screening with Nowhere Home.


Dir. Beathe Hofseth, Susan Ostigaard
Sunday December 7, 2014 @ 11:00am
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West)

SYNOPSIS: Thulasi is a young girl growing up in contemporary India who refuses to accept the caste position she was born into.  Growing up in a society where girls are expected to be obedient, dutiful and willing to marry when and who their parents tell them to, she decides to dream of greater things and live life on her own terms. She wants to become someone; she wants to be a boxer.  Light Fly, Fly High follows this courageous young woman through three eventful years with many unexpected turns. More information…



Dir. Maria Stodtmeier
Sunday December 7, 2014 @ 8:15pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West)

SYNOPSIS: Peace activist, traitor, musician, spy? There are few individuals who stir up as much controversy as Isang Yun. Exploring the life of a man who was both revered and detested at the same time, In Between explores Yun’s musical legacy in both Koreas, leading us to ask about the human costs of division. Please join us after the film as we attempt to answer the human rights questions emanating from the film: how can a man who was tortured and imprisoned by a brutal dictatorship in South Korea turn to befriend an even more brutal dictatorship in the North? How could Yun convince his friends to defect to North Korea while living in Germany himself? And what role did he actually play in the imprisonment of these friends at the infamous Yodok “Camp 15″ concentration camp? More information…