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Announcing the 2021 Unsung Voices Participants

23 Jul, 2021

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is excited to announce this year’s Unsung Voices participants! The Unsung Voices Summer Youth Video Production Workshop will provide young Asian Canadians who have a keen interest in film and media art the chance to express themselves as artists, learn from professionals in the field, and to produce a distinctly Asian Canadian story on screen. The films made will receive a world premiere at the 25th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival in November 2021. Read more about the selected participants below!

Ganesh Thava

Ganesh Thava is a Tamil-Canadian writer, director and gardening enthusiast. He especially seeks to explore the intersectionalities within these lived experiences through the lenses of ethnicity, status and sexuality. Above all, as a creator, his goal is always to create rich, exciting, challenging spaces for diverse voices to express their most profound, most complex truths.


James Legaspi

Living and working in Brampton, Ontario, James Legaspi is an emerging Filipino-Canadian artist who received an HBA from the University of Toronto in 2021. Through video and text, Legaspi explores experiences of race, gender, class, and their intersections with the artist’s familial history.


Harman Kang

Residing in Treaty 6 territory, Harman currently works as a housing worker and is an avid TV nerd and football fanatic. This summer she makes her very first foray into film: a western-horror short based in rural Alberta.


Weeda Azim

Weeda Azim is an emerging Afghan-Canadian writer and filmmaker based in Toronto. Her ultimate goal is to embrace chaos and failure in her work, to create in order to understand herself, and to meet like-minded individuals along the way.


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