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Nov 6: Program 9 – Canadian Shorts: Life In Multiculture Program

November 6 / 90 mins

Program 9: Canadian Shorts: Life In Multiculture

Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
November 6, 2016 2:00 pm


(Drama, Comedy, Documentary Shorts) Our LIFE IN MULTICULTURE Canadian Shorts program celebrates the myriad cultural, sexual and individual identities of Canadian Asian and hapa diaspora. In the mix are the winner and nominees of the VAFF Best Canadian Short Award; the top two winning entries for this year’s VAFF Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon 11; and a curated film from the University of British Columbia’s Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies filmmaking course.

In This Program

  1. A Dwarf’s Hideout

    Alan Wong / Canada / 2016 / Documentary / 5 mins
    A Dwarf’s Hideout is about the Akimoto family and their quaint Japanese restaurant in the heart of French Manitoba, St. Boniface.

  2. Fearless

    Ryan Mah and Danny Berish / Canada / 2015 / Documentary / 10 mins
    Amber Thomas was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer that took her sight at the age of nine.

  3. Final Wishes

    Phil Planta / Canada / 2016 / Drama / 8 mins
    A prodigal son finally returns home to see his dying father, much to the chagrin of his overwhelmed sister.

  4. Probability

    Arun Lakra / Canada / 2016 / Drama / 15 mins
    For 20 straight years, Time Magazine’s “Luckiest Man Alive” has bet “double or nothing” on the Super Bowl coin toss.

  5. Seldom Looked Upon

    David Avelino / Canada / 2016 / Drama / 14 mins
    Gordon lives a very isolated life of taking pictures and observing nature, through his ears and the prosthetic eye of his camera.

  6. Under Fire: Inside a Chinese Roasted Meats Shop in Vancouver

    Christy Fong and Denise Fong / Canada / 2016 / Documentary / 10 mins
    This documentary short brings you into the kitchen of an East Vancouver grocery with an unexpected menu item: roasted pig.

  7. Untitled Manga Adaptation

    Harrison Houde / Canada / 2016 / Comedy / 8 mins
    Jackson, an Asian actor, finds himself on the set of the Hollywood adaptation of a popular manga series after an incredibly awkward audition process.

  8. Swim Low

    Amanda Ann-Min Wong / Canada / 2016 / Drama, Fantasy / 10 mins
    Alison loves to swim. What no one believes is that Alison can venture into the afterlife by holding her breath underwater.

  9. Medic

    Kelly-Ruth Mercier / Canada / 2015 / Drama / 13 mins
    Sentenced to community service, a privileged and self-consumed young woman encounters a war vet at a soup kitchen and realizes she has the potential to support him on his road to wellness, while doing the same for herself.

Dates & Times

Program 9: Canadian Shorts: Life In Multiculture

Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
November 6, 2016 2:00 pm