Taste of Identity
Directed by Derek Kwan
A candid look into the lives of four families, with origins from four different countries, coexisting along a single street in Vancouver. Taste of Identity explores the traditions of culture and cuisine in Canada, examining what defines the identity of a city.
BCSA: VAFF Best Canadian Short Award 2015 nominee
In attendance: Director in attendance
Derek Kwan is an actor and filmmaker from Vancouver, BC. He has always had a passion for storytelling; as a result his first short film, “Taste of Identity,” showcases the neighborhood where he grew up in East Vancouver. In the words of Ai Weiwei, “Life is art. Art is life.” Derek hopes his films will inspire other Asian youth to pursue their creative dreams.
Producer: Derek Kwan
Writer: Derek Kwan
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