Directed by Elizabeth Cheong, Lisa Lee
In “Cantonese: Passing,” discover the beauty of Cantonese and the importance of preserving the heritage language of cultures to cultivate a vibrant, diverse community. Along the way, we hope audiences recognize how important language is to one’s cultural identity. By passing down languages, we find our place amongst it all.
BCSA: VAFF Best Canadian Short Award 2015 nominee
Previous Screening / Awards:
University of British Columbia: Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Screening
In attendance: Director in attendance
Elizabeth recently graduated with a degree in Commerce and a minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies at UBC. Lisa is a Sociology major interested in media and advertising. Growing up speaking Cantonese and Korean in their respective households, they wanted to highlight the importance of language in inter-generational relationships.
Producer: Elizabeth Cheong, Lisa Lee
In This Program: 15 Seconds of Mukbang, Cantonese: Passing, Dissonance, Glass Eyes, “Home”, My Least Favourite Person, On Being Chinese, Culture & Identity, Red Pockets, Singing in Diaspora, #Support, Taste of Identity, Taylor vs. Yusuf, Virtual Hitman, The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer