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Reel Asian 2019 • Pulse Section | Youth Shorts Programme | 10:30 AM • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Total runtime: 82min | Rated PG

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Nine films to present the myriad of ways food takes part in our lives whether for enjoyment or to confront a difficult situation.

Featuring works by Derek Kwan*, Kazuma Yano, Renee Liang*, Amar Wala*, Maddy Chang, Gayatri Bajpai*, Nirav Bhakta, Van B. Nguyen, Kelsi Phung, Fabien Corre, and Athena Han.

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ME | Dir: Derek Kwan* (Canada, 2019) | 10:14 | In English and Vietnamese with English subtitles

Following the story of two generations of mothers in the process of creating a new dish for their restaurant, this documentary follows the story of a Vietnamese family legacy through the humble family restaurant.

OBENTO | Dir: Kazuma Yano (Japan, 2019) | 9:14 | In Japanese with English subtitles

A contemplation into the philosophy of care embodied in the making of a bento.

YOLK | Dir: Renee Liang* (Canada, 2019) | 2:45

Ever wonder what an egg experiences? This wacky animation follows the life-cycle of one particular egg.

SHOOK | Dir: Amar Wala* (Canada, 2019) | 11:33

This day started off like any other for Ash (or Asheesh) until he sees a note from his Mom about reaching out to his estranged father.

SIXTEEN | Dir: Maddy Chang (Canada, 2019) | 9:05

Nora’s turning 16 which means party time. Except it doesn’t seem to feel that way when Nora feels caught in the middle between her parents and friends.

HALWA | Dirs: Gayatri Bajpai* & Nirav Bhakta (Canada, 2019) | 15:00 | In English and Hindi with English subtitles

On the eve of her wedding anniversary, empty-nester Sujata attempts to find some joy in her broken marriage, until she learns about the passing of her childhood companion’s spouse on Facebook. Out of touch for over 30 years due to a misunderstanding, Sujata finds the courage to reach out to Premila and send her condolences.

THANKSGIVING | Dir: Van B. Nguyen (USA, 2019) | 10:43 | In English and Vietnamese with English subtitles

Ma and Ba are preparing a huge Thanksgiving dinner for the entire family. They did not anticipate to see their son, Tuan bringing home another man.

LES LÈVRES GERCÉES | Dirs: Kelsi Phung & Fabien Corre (France, 2019) | 4:51 | In French with English subtitles

Over a series of meals, a child and their mother try to establish a conversation.

BUNNY MAN (人中之兔) | Dir: Athena Han (Canada, 2019) | 7:51 | In English and Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles

Four Taiwanese friends end up getting into a heated conversation about the differences between CBC (Chinese Born Canadian) or the category of FOB (Fresh Off the Boat) over a meal when a mysterious bunny enters the restaurant.

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