UBC Department of Theatre and Film

Asian Canadian History and Film at UBC with Ali Kazimi: Random Acts of Legacy

Wed Feb 07 2018 6pm
Royal Bank Cinema

Free to attend

Presented by the UBC Department of Theatre and Film

Please join Ali Kazimi (documentary filmmaker, York University) for a screening of his award-winning film Random Acts of Legacy (2016).

Random Acts of Legacy utilizes an abandoned set of home movies to explore the extraordinary, and yet very normal, lives of a Chinese American family from the time of the Great Depression to the post-war period. The film presents an intimate portrait of an amazing man and woman, and their legacy.

Join Ali Kazimi and UBC students for a screening of student documentary films on Punjabi Canadian history for a related event on Thursday, February 8 at 4 pm at St. John’s College Social Lounge (2111 Lower Mall, UBC).

Ali Kazimi’s film will also be screened on February 9,  7-10 p.m. at Emily Carr University of Art and Design’s Reliance Theatre, with the additional support of DOXA Film Festival; SFU Humanities; Vancity at SFU Woodwards; Centre A Gallery; and Rungh Magazine.

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Made possible by the Onkarbir Singh Toor Memorial Punjabi Studies Enhancement Fund and the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, with the support of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program, and the Centre for India and South Asia Research at UBC; and Rungh Magazine.

Wed Feb 7 2018 6pm
Royal Bank Cinema

Free to attend