Nov 3: Program 6 – Documentary Features Series: Badass Beauty Queen: The Story of Anastasia Lin
(Documentary/Human Interest) Vancouver Premiere. The story behind Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin, using her beauty to stand up for human rights. Follow Anastasia, as she brings the world’s attention to an increasing list of China’s human rights atrocities, putting everything on line to stay true to her conscience — including her father’s safety — and her chance at the crown.
Previous Screening / Awards: 2018 DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon, 2018 Queens World Film Festival
preceded by the Short “Good Girls Don’t” by Ana de Lara, (Comedy) When Marilou defies her mother’s warnings that she’ll turn into a boy if she plays sports, her body begins to change. Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2018 Broad Humor Film Festival. GOOD GIRLS DON’T explores gender inequality through the eyes of a young girl following her dreams.
Short “JIEJIE” by Feng-I Fiona Roan, (Drama) Vancouver Premiere. Embarrassed by her un-American look, Fen betrays her younger sister on their first day at church, fueling an unprecedented outburst since their immigration.
Admission to VAFF screenings is limited to those over 18 years of age holding a valid VAFF membership card.
Co-Presented with Community Partners:
Theresa Kowall-Shipp / November 3 / Canada / 2017 / Documentary, Human Interest / 65 minsThe story behind Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin using her most powerful weapon, her beauty, to stand up to an oppressive regime.
Ana de Lara / November 3 / Canada / 2017 / Comedy / 15 minsA Filipina-Canadian girl defies her mother's warning that she'll turn into a boy if she played sports.
Feng-I Fiona Roan / November 3 / USA / 2017 / Drama / 15 mins“Jiejie” is a portrait of two young sisters being raised by a single immigrant mother in Los Angeles in 1997.