Nov 4: Program 12 – Documentary Feature Series: Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes
Vancouver Premiere. This documentary follows the journey of three talented artists as they use comics and cartoons to challenge racial, religious, and gender stereotypes and inspire others to breakthrough socially and self-imposed limitations. Keith is an African-American syndicated comic writer who tackles police brutality and racial injustice with satire. Vish is a Sikh-American who dons a Captain America uniform to challenge our idea of what a superhero should look like. Eileen is a white woman who confronts gender bias as an action comic book writer. The film taps into the explosion in the public’s appetite for superhero entertainment to open a deeper and more inclusive social dialogue about identity, respect, and representation.
Admission to VAFF screenings is limited to those over 18 years of age holding a valid VAFF membership card.
Co-Presented with Community Partners:
Harleen Singh / November 4 / USA / 2017 / Documentary / 52 minsDrawn Together traces the fascinating journey of three comic creators who challenge the notion of race, appearance, and gender stereotypes through cartoons, comics and cosplay.
Alex Shin / November 4 / South Korea / 2018 / Sci-Fi, Thriller / 27 minsInventor Gong Bongnam lives with Eve, his A.I. robot to whom he is developing feelings for. Just when life seemed perfect for the naive inventor, a gun-wielding young man claiming he’s from the future breaks in to kill Bongnam and destroy Eve.