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  1. Anastasia Lin: The Crown

    Kacey Cox / November 5 / Canada / 2016 / Documentary / 20 mins
    After being crowned Miss World Canada 2015, China-born actress and human rights activist Anastasia Lin discovers that local authorities have threatened her father in an effort to silence her criticisms of the Chinese government.

    Precedes: Nov 5: Program 9: Uneasy Lies The Head: Two Documentaries

    Precedes:
    Program 9: Uneasy Lies The Head: Two Documentaries

    Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
    November 5, 2017 11:30 am Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  2. Anatomy of Violence

    Deepa Mehta / November 4 / Canada, India / 2016 / Crime, Drama / 93 mins
    Anatomy of Violence mixes fiction and fact in an improvised exploration of the events leading up to, and following, the notorious gang rape of a young woman by six men in a moving bus in New Delhi, December 16, 2012.

    Preceded by: VAFF Industry Insight (VAFF I²) Panel Series – 2

    Preceded By:
    VAFF Industry Insight (VAFF I²) Panel Series – 2

    Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
    November 4, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  3. Ballad of the Knife Sharpener

    Khalid Ali / November 4 / China, USA / 2017 / Documentary / 19 mins
    A young knife sharpener from rural China uses his penetrating voice and songs to attract customers as he tries to make ends meet on the streets of Beijing.

    Preceded by: Nov 4: Program 6 – International Shorts: How To Make Lemonade

    Preceded By:
    Program 6: International Shorts: How To Make Lemonade

    Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
    November 4, 2017 5:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  4. Bulgogi

    Sanjay Jit / November 5 / Canada / 2017 / Comedy / 1 mins
    A Young Korean immigrant (Jerome Yoo), studying abroad on his parents' dime, roams the late night streets of Vancouver, Canada.
    Plays In:
    Program 10: Canadian Shorts: Life In Multiculture

    Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
    November 5, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  5. Cardinal X

    Angie Wang / November 3 / USA / 2017 / Crime, Drama / 93 mins
    In 1984, the most powerful drug dealer on the west coast of the United States was a 19 year old coed. After losing her scholarship, Angie is forced by financial necessity to become an expert at making the party drug Ecstasy in the chemistry lab at her prestigious West Coast university.

    Preceded by: Nov 3: Program 5 – Music And Other Drugs

    Preceded By:
    Program 5: Music And Other Drugs

    Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
    November 3, 2017 10:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  6. Columbus

    Kogonada / November 2 / USA / 2017 / Comedy, Drama, Romance / 100 mins
    A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma.

    Preceded by: Nov 2: Program 1: Opening Night Presentation Columbus + Gala

    Preceded By:
    Program 1: Opening Night: Columbus and Opening Gala

    River Rock Casino Resort
    November 2, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  7. Contenders

    Divya Pathak / November 3 / India, UK / 2017 / Documentary, Sport / 13 mins
    Contenders follows three adolescent girls, two Muslim and one Hindu, who navigate social and financial pressure as they train to become national and international level boxers.

    Precedes: Nov 3: Program 3 – Fighting Chance: Three Documentaries

    Precedes:
    Program 3: Fighting Chance: Three Documentaries

    Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
    November 3, 2017 5:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  8. The Ether Inside

    Axel Frühmann / November 5 / Canada, Netherlands / 2016 / Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi / 24 mins
    Mist has covered Earth. Robert, one of humanity’s few living descendants, is haunted by darkly creatures that may lure him away if he doesn’t resist.
    Plays In:
    Program 10: Canadian Shorts: Life In Multiculture

    Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
    November 5, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  9. Finding KUKAN

    Robin Lung / November 3 / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 76 mins
    Robin Lung’s Finding KUKAN investigates the story of Chinese Hawaii-born Li Ling-Ai, the un-credited female producer of KUKAN, a 1941 Academy Award-winning color documentary about World War II China that has been lost for decades.

    Preceded by: Nov 3: Program 3 – Fighting Chance: Three Documentaries

    Preceded By:
    Program 3: Fighting Chance: Three Documentaries

    Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
    November 3, 2017 5:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  10. Flagged

    Mimi Nguyen / November 5 / Canada / 2017 / Documentary / 11 mins
    Flagged is a short documentary illustrating the social fragmentation of Vancouver’s young Vietnamese community.
    Plays In:
    Program 10: Canadian Shorts: Life In Multiculture

    Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
    November 5, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets