International Shorts: Light at the End of the Tunnel

  • 78 mins

This program is available to watch for the duration of the festival (Nov 9 – Nov 13, 2021) after purchase. However, once you press play to start watching a film, you have 24 hours to finish watching. Only accessible by viewers anywhere in CANADA.

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In this program

Koreatown Ghost Story

Directed by Minsun Park & Teddy Tenenbaum

Based on a Korean ritual, this supernatural horror starring Margaret Cho and Lyrica Okano, tells the story of a woman who entertains a macabre marriage offer that would let her pursue her dreams, for better or for worse.

Lion on the Mat

Directed by Asali Echols

Twenty-nine-year old Vietnamese-American Mai Nguyen trains for an upcoming Jiu Jitsu match while juggling the demands of life as a single mother. We learn about her experience immigrating to the US, and her return to martial arts as a response to the trauma of her abusive childhood and marriage.

Crouching Comic

Directed by Alberta Poon

Katie Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American comedian, confronts her anxieties (as represented by her traditional mother and white society), using her umami brand of humor to defend and claim her artistic identity.

In Pursuit Of Light

Directed by Amit Rai

A documentary tracing the journey of a man trying to restore the vision of local Adivasis in remote areas of Maharashtra suffering from cataract and its side effects.

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