Spectacular Screening

Spring

To celebrate the 20th year of VAFF, we are hosting a kickoff fundraiser with the encore screening of Canadian Feature The Roots Remain at Vancity Theatre. We are thrilled to be showcasing south east asian cuisine in celebration of May Asian Heritage Month at the reception before the film screening. A panel discussion on the Cambodian arts & cultures will follow the film screening.

Panelists

Moderator/Host

Lee Shorten

Venue

Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver BC

Date

May 19, 2016 (Thursday)

Time

Door open & Reception: 7:00 pm
Screening: 8:00 pm

Event Registration

https://celebration-of-vaff-20th-year.eventbrite.ca

The Roots Remain Synopsis

In an emotional tribute, Montreal graffiti artist Fonki returns to Cambodia to paint a giant mural of his relatives killed in the Khmer Rouge genocide. During his time there, he connects with a group of Cambodian youth who have also returned, hoping to breathe new life into their destroyed culture. Crafted from over 100 hours of HD footage, as well as 16mm newsreels and propaganda footage shot by the Khmer Rouge, the film follows one member of the Cambodian diaspora who discovers his roots in the heart of modern Cambodia.

Previous Screening / Awards

  • Cambodia Town Film Festival 2015 (Long Beach, CA)
  • Southern Utah International Documentary Film Festival 2015
  • 2015 Vancouver Asian Film Festival
  • 2015 Cambodia International Film Festival

Director

Andrew Marchand-Boddy and Jean-SĂ©bastien Francoeur

Running Time

77m

Movie Night in Canada: VAFF's Grace Chin on The Roots Remain (2016, April). Georgia Straight. http://www.straight.com/blogra/670231/movie-night-canada-vaffs-grace-chin-roots-remain

Sponsors

Vancity
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
South East Asian Heritage Society - SEACHS
explorAsian
Amnesty International Canada

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