The Reel Ideas program enriches the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival’s vision by fusing industry and education. Our programming aims to provide networking and skills sharing opportunities between emerging talent, visiting artists and established filmmakers. Our mandate is to nurture the growth of Asian creatives within film and the arts at large and to explore multiple aspects of Toronto’s entertainment industry in nuanced ways.
Explore the documentary form as a means of remapping stories of traversals and settlement, and as direct interventions into media representation. The panel will discuss how the documentary form lends itself to self-reflexive storytelling, explorations of identity, and centering marginalized narratives; what stakes are involved in telling these stories; and how to navigate truth-telling in these personal events as an outsider to the narrative.
Moderator: April Aliermo · Filmmaker
Panelists: Sun-Kyung Yi · Filmmaker | Ashley Duong · Filmmaker