Free film screenings, school tours and a South Asian cultural festival – find out what Reel Asian is up to for Asian Heritage Month!
May is Asian Heritage Month! Join us and other individuals & community organizations in celebrating the long, rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to Canada. In celebration, we encourage you to participate in the many Asian Heritage Month activites taking place across the nation. Reel Asian’s May events include:
ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH SCHOOL TOUR
This May, Reel Asian filmmakers Sonia Hong (Director, Waack Revolt – A Dance Film), Lesley Loksi Chan (Director, Wanda & Miles), and Tony Lau (Director, Left-Behind Woman) are visiting schools in the GTA & York Region to present their films and speak about a variety of social issues & filmmaking approaches such as documentary, drama, and animation.
In addition to showcasing the diversity of Asian and Asian Canadian culture, the youth program will introduce youth to film as vehicles for artistic expression, and social and cultural advocacy. This is a unique opportunity for students to interact with Asian Canadian filmmakers about their creative process and thematic interests to demonstrate that the film industry presents viable career opportunities for students. The following schools are participating in Reel Asian’s Asian Heritage Month School Tour:
- Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, Toronto
- Alexander Mackenzie High School, Richmond Hill
- Sir Robert L. Borden Business and Technical Institute, Scarborough
- Malvern Collegiate Institute, Toronto
- Roden Public School, Toronto
- Kipling Collegiate Institute, Etobicoke
- Greenwood Secondary School, Toronto
- Future Skills High School, North York
RUNG SOUTH ASIAN HERITAGE WEEKEND AT THE ROM
Wrapping up the month’s festivities is RUNG South Asian Heritage Weekend at the Royal Ontario Museum. Experience the journey and culture of South Asia through dance, musical performances, traditional crafts and films! Reel Asian is proud to be on board as a Creative Partner to present the film screenings at the event. Stay tuned for more information!
Use discount code “SOUTH ASIAN” when purchasing tickets to enjoy up to 30% off regular entry tickets. Buy tickets here