Three unforgettable Canadian documentary programs: HOME, ONE BIG HAPA FAMILY and REDRESS REMIX.
Reel Asian presents three unforgettable Canadian documentary programs at this year’s festival!
Canadian Spotlight | Wed Nov 10, 6:30 pm | Innis Town Hall
HOME | Dir. Desiree Lim | Canada/Japan/Malaysia 2009 | North American Premiere
Desiree Lim’s documentary and drama HOME, gives voice to Burmese refugees in Malaysia.
Shorts Presentation | Sun Nov 14 4:45 pm | Innis Town Hall
ONE BIG HAPA FAMILY | Dir. Jeff Chiba Stearns | Canada 2010 | World Premiere
Jeff Chiba Stearns, animator of award winning YELLOW STICKY NOTES, embarks on a journey to discover why 95 percent of Japanese Canadians marry interracially in ONE BIG HAPA FAMILY. Preceded by MARKER, a documentary that follows the director Louise Noguchi’s travels to the shrines of martyred “heroes” in North America and Japan.
Youth Presentation | Wed Nov 10 11:00 am | NFB Cinema
REDRESS REMIX | Dir. Lesley Loksi Chan | Canada 2010
A contemporary look at the controversial 2006 government apology to the Chinese Canadian community for the Head Tax and Exclusion Act of 1923.