Canada202212 minutesEnglish, Cantonese with English Subtitles World PremiereFamily, Music, Women Filmmakers

Following her grandfather’s death in China during the pandemic, Ai is forced to confront her depression, the silences in her home, and her parents’ unsung frustrations—including the ancestor ghosts now possessing them.


Directors Bio

Vivian (Xiao Wen) Li

Vivian (Xiao Wen) Li is a queer writer, director, musician, and interdisciplinary artist. A third-year MFA candidate at the UBC School of Creative Writing, her first chapbook will be released in fall 2022, and she is working on her thesis novel engaging with Chinese philosophy themes. In Silence, We Sing is her debut short film.

12 Nov, 2022 3:45 pm

TIFF Bell Lightbox 3


Rated PG

Content Warning: Depictions of mental illness.

This film is a part of the Unsung Voices 11 shorts programme. Director will be present for the Q&A following the film.

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