Anastasia Lin: The Crown
Directed by Kacey Cox
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. And when China is named host of the Miss World Finals, Anastasia must confront the possibility that she’ll be banned from competing unless she complies. Lin was listed in MTV’s “Top 25 under 25” leading ladies of 2015, amongst the ranks of social rights activist Malala Yousafzai. A VAFF Best Canadian Short Award nominee.
Previous Screening / Awards:
Manhattan Film Festival 2017; Global Commffest 2017
Viewing the medium of documentary as a powerful tool to stimulate dialogue around social issues—Kacey’s approach is born from the belief that the most powerful stories are told through the eyes of those who have lived them.
Director/Writer/Producer:: Kacey Cox
November 5 / 105 mins(Documentary Feature, Short) The weight of responsibility and the consequence of action/inaction fall heavily on the subjects of the two Canadian documentaries featured here.
Preceded by: Anastasia Lin: The Crown
Precedes: A Time To Swim