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Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space

401 Richmond Street West

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Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

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Reel Asian 2019 • Pulse Section | Youth Shorts Programme | 10:30 AM • Monday, November 11, 2019 | Total runtime: 81min | Rated 14A

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Films by womxn with womxn at the forefront, these nine stories delve into the nuanced roles womxn take up to be resilient, resourceful, and responsive despite what comes their way.

Featuring works by Jenny Lee-Gilmore*, Searit Huluf, Rachel Chow*, Maddy Chang*, Hai Rihan*, Fawzia Mirza*, Marianna Phung*, Tan Wei Ting, and Celeste Koon*.

* filmmaker in attendance

BREAKAWAY | Dir: Jenny Lee-Gilmore* (Canada, 2019) | 8:55

Set in 1970s Vancouver, 11-year old Sammy is a huge fan of hockey and dreams of becoming a hockey player one day despite having to deal with her bully of a brother and balancing her responsibilities at home.

GAMERS | Dir: Searit Huluf (USA, 2019) | 9:43

When Jamie gets an invitation from a pro Esports team to participate in their upcoming recruitment, she starts to question her own ability.

AS I HEAR | Dir: Rachel Chow* (Canada, 2019) | 9:56

Experience a day in Rachel’s shoes as someone who has hearing loss.

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.

KNEELING SHEEP | Dir: Hai Rihan* (Mongolia/China, 2019) | 14:30 | In Mongolian & Chinese with English subtitles

A Mongolian mother does whatever she can to try and save her son from being wrongly accused of a crime he did not commit.

SHADOW (SAYA) | Dir: Fawzia Mirza* (Pakistan/USA, 2019) | 7:25 | In Urdu with English subtitles

A woman dismisses the warnings of her taxi driver to visit an abandoned building said to be haunted by Jinn.

MAY FLOWERS | Dir: Marianna Phung* (Canada, 2019) | 6:33

A misunderstanding occurs when Jimmy goes to pick up an order for his boss at a flower shop.

CA$H | Dir: Tan Wei Ting (Singapore, 2019) | 7:25 | In English & Mandarin with English subtitles

Four cashiers decide to lock themselves in the grocery store as an act of protest when they find out they will be replaced by a self-checkout system.

LOVE LETTERS FROM EVEREST | Dir: Celeste Koon*(Canada, 2019) | 7:25

Uncovering the letters exchanged between her grandparents in 1956, Celeste shares an incredible love story that reaches even beyond Mt. Everest.

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