In a place as diverse as Vancouver, how does something so important, so critical to our future prosperity and wellbeing of the planet, evolve and grow into the establishment it is today, while missing the voices, worldviews, perspectives, know-how, and passion of Vancouver’s Asian population?
A grand jury winner in Utah, the film has the well-known Sundance trademarks: a slow pace, an abstract sound track, a poetic aesthetic and lots of intimate monologues. Although it ascribes to the conventions of a specific kind of festival darling, the film is a surprising and sensitive story of three teenagers living in small-town Missouri, struggling with poverty, self-esteem and dysfunctional families.
Photographer Colin Boyd Shafer set out in June of last year to photograph a resident of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) from every country around the globe. And he’s doing it! Only 17 countries away, only one of which that has a population that’s larger than Toronto’s. May 15 is the deadline he’s set for the search (so tell your friends), but he already undeniably has a comprehensive picture of the globe, it’s already a success.
This upcoming exhibit called M’Goi/Doh Jeh: Sites, Rites and Gratitude is about understanding cultural context. Featuring poetry of Lydia Kwa and runs from April 24 to June 14 at Centre A (229 E. Georgia St., Vancouver, B.C.). The opening reception is on April 24, from 7-10pm.