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Spectacular Screening

Spring 2016
National Canadian Film Day Screening: “SABAH” at CBC Studio
Reel Canada / Vancouver Asian Film Festival / explorASIAN
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
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VAFF 20 kickoff fundraiser with the screening of The Roots Remain at Vancity Theatre

To celebrate the 20th year of VAFF, we are hosting a kickoff fundraiser with the encore screening of Canadian Feature The Roots Remain at Vancity Theatre. We are thrilled to be showcasing south east asian cuisine in celebration of May Asian Heritage Month at the reception before the film screening. A panel discussion on the Cambodian arts & cultures will follow the film screening.



Lee Shorten

Venue: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver BC
Date: May 19, 2016 (Thursday)
Door open & Reception: 7:00 pm
Screening: 8:00 pm

The Roots Remain Synopsis

In an emotional tribute, Montreal graffiti artist Fonki returns to Cambodia to paint a giant mural of his relatives killed in the Khmer Rouge genocide. During his time there, he connects with a group of Cambodian youth who have also returned, hoping to breathe new life into their destroyed culture. Crafted from over 100 hours of HD footage, as well as 16mm newsreels and propaganda footage shot by the Khmer Rouge, the film follows one member of the Cambodian diaspora who discovers his roots in the heart of modern Cambodia.

The Roots Remain Trailer

Previous Screening / Awards

  • Cambodia Town Film Festival 2015 (Long Beach, CA)
  • Southern Utah International Documentary Film Festival 2015
  • 2015 Vancouver Asian Film Festival
  • 2015 Cambodia International Film Festival

Directors: Andrew Marchand-Boddy and Jean-Sébastien Francoeur