Fearless first-time filmmakers embarked on an intensive summer-long video production workshop and now show their work in the world premiere of Unsung Voices 8
All filmmakers in attendance
Angela Feng • Canada • 2019 • 8:00 • English, Cantonese & Mandarin w/ English subtitles
A student bends the truth of her home life in order to nail her anthropology presentation.
When Angela Feng was five years old, she played “Thursday – Jambalaya” in a locally-televised elementary school play. This has been her greatest accomplishment thus far.
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Shubhi Sahni • Canada • 2019 • 8:00 • English
When gaming online one must choose their battles carefully especially when an all-night session leads to a questionable encounter.
Shubhi Sahni is an aspiring filmmaker. She recently graduated from the University of Toronto where she double majored in English and Book & Media Studies.
Ciwing Wang • Canada • 2019 • 8:00 • English, Korean w/ English subtitles
For international students, roommates come and go through their rooming houses. But a fleeting moment of connection might be possible.
Ciwing Wang studied at the University of Windsor and would like to present more stories about international students in future films.
Nancy Yu • Canada • 2019 • 8:30 • English
Renata is crushed by the conflict of sublimating her cultural identity for a writing job in this stylistic ode to 90’s cable dramas.
Nancy Yu is from a small, South-Western town named Kingsville, ON. She moved to Toronto seven years ago and she hopes to share her contemporary Asian-Canadian experience through her writing and filmmaking.
NAI NAI’S LETTER
Aimee Wu • Canada • 2019 • 8:00 • English, Mandarin w/ English subtitles
A We Chat video call, a birthday, and a hand-written letter bring out the subtle differences between three generations of Chinese women.
Aimee Wu is an interdisciplinary artist and designer from Toronto.
Sahar Golshan • Canada • 2019 • 8:00 • English
A weekend drive around Scarborough between father and daughter prompts reflection on cars, labour, and family.
Sahar Golshan 杜秀秀 سحر گلشن is a Teochew-Persian writer and language learner living as a guest on Turtle Island. She is a Creative Writing MFA candidate at the University of Guelph.
Jacqueline Shi • Canada • 2019 • 8:00 • English, Mandarin w/ English subtitles
As a country song says, “If this old house could talk / What a story it would tell /
It would tell about the good times / And the bad times as well”
Jacqueline Shi is a second year film and business student at Western University. Besides film, her passions include traveling, photography, and binge watching crime or dystopian dramas.