Review Underway: Celebrating 5 Years of Youth Critics Initiative

Join us for Review Underway, an event celebrating 5 years of the Youth Critics Initiative! Attend the editors’ panel, meet writers past and present and pick up a free copy of the Editors’ Choice booklet, featuring snippets of our favourite pieces over the years.

Read YCI reviews of films from past editions of Reel Asian here.

Editors' Panel

Grayson Lee

Grayson Lee (he/him) is a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. His research utilizes an interdisciplinary approach towards topics in Transpacific studies, the Cold War in Asia, the south Korean (digital) culture industry, and legacies of race, war, and state-conducted mass violence. Outside the academy, he also works collaboratively with local organizers in direct action initiatives. He is a member of TACLA, a project working to archive Asian artists/communities. He is also a member of Heung Coalition, an initiative working to (re)define and complicate the narratives of Korea(nness) as an act of resistance against state violence and imperialism.

Jasmine Gui

Jasmine Gui (she/her) is a Singaporean-born interdisciplinary artist and researcher working in paper, ceramics, tea and experimental book formats through an interdisciplinary arts and publishing space, Teh Studio. Currently a PhD student at York University in the English department, her research is focused on minor publishing, and archives in decolonial catastrophe. She works as special projects programmer at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and is also a member of TACLA, a documenting commons initiative.  She is 1/4 of a momo room zine, and does experimental paper arts as one half of the creative duo, jabs (#jabscollabs).

Vince Ha

Vince Ha (he/him) is a queer Vietnamese Canadian writer, director, and media researcher. He is a PhD candidate in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies at Queen’s University and holds an MFA in Documentary Media from Toronto Metropolitan University. His research examines the impact of transnational media on local visual ecology, focusing on queer diasporic communities. Beyond academia, in his artistic praxis, he cultivates stories on the margins, original stories, not in the paltry sense of being new, but in the deeper sense of being old, dealing with the origins, bringing new perspectives to what is often held as unshakable.

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