Reel Causes partners with VAFF to present Elimin8Hate Program

Join Reel Causes at the 25th edition of the Vancouver Asian Film Festival and attend our partner Elimin8Hate Program, which includes the feature documentary Emergence: Out of the Shadows.

For Kayden, Jag, and Amar, awakening to and expressing their sexuality within conservative South Asian families was a lonely and terrifying experience. Heart-wrenching and healing, their distinct coming-out paths offer comfort, compassion, and inspiration to individuals and communities struggling with acceptance.

Two shorts, What Flowers They Bloom and Lynda (RYN), will be screened with Emergence: Out of the Shadows.

What Flowers They Bloom: Asian Canadian flowershop owner Andy Sue struggles with the psychological trauma of a first-hand encounter with racism during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lynda (RYN): Lynda Shioya, a 3rd generation Canadian of Chinese descent, speaks to Eileen Park Robertson about identity, race, and healing as a country. This short film highlights Lynda’s trailblazing career as an educator and dancer, her thoughts on Asian identity and being an ally to marginalized communities.

VAFF runs from November 4th to 14th.

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Reel Causes partners with filmmakers and Canadian causes dedicated to addressing global social justice issues. We host film screenings followed by a Q&A session to educate and inspire our community, and provide a forum for authentic conversation aroundF the issues that affect us locally.

City of Vancouver
BC Arts Council
Canada Council for the Arts
SFU's Vancity Office of Community  Engagement
Consumer Protection BC