Directed by Stephanie Fung & Joanna Yang
How do multiple identities (Canadian, youth, Asian, queer) intersect and shape the way we navigate our world? This short film documentary explores how six queer Asian Canadian youth redefine and radicalize the concept of intimacy. Various types of intimacy that defy heteronormative values suggest that seemingly “concrete” notions of closeness and identity are not so straightforward after all.
Stephanie is a Master’s student in English at UBC with interests in photography, Visual Art & Asian Canadian literature. Joanna graduated from the UBC Human Geography & Migration/Globalization studies program in 2014. They are both first-generation Chinese Canadians with roots in Guangdong (Stephanie) and Hainan (Joanna) China.
Writers: Stephanie Fung and Joanna Yang
Producers: Stephanie Fung and Joanna Yang
Edward Yoon / Program 11: Life In Multiculture / Canada / 2014 / Comedy / 3 minsA mother tells a scientifically accurate bedtime story about the death of the Sun, the Earth and all life as we know it.
Preceded by: Radicalizing Intimacy
Program 11: Life In Multiculture / 93 minsThe audience favourite Vancity shorts program returns! LIFE IN MULTICULTURE showcases eight short films from Vancouver-based filmmakers - including the winners of this year's Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon filmmaking contest, "Stick With You" and "#YELLOWMAN." Funny, serious or sad, the films in this program unflinchingly explore the changing faces and conflicts of contemporary Canadian life in Metro Vancouver, including the ongoing impact of cultural pluralism on how we see our country, our city and ourselves.
Theo Kim / Program 11: Life In Multiculture / Canada / 2014 / Action, Comedy / 8 mins#YELLOWMAN is a superhero comedy about a brilliant scientist, who, after a life changing antimatter experiment, wants to make the world a better place by becoming the world’s first superhero. This becomes increasingly difficult because of power, money and instant fame from over exposure via social media.
Preceded by: Stick With You
Precedes: Radicalizing Intimacy