Asian Canadian History and Film at UBC

With Filmmaker Ali Kazimi (York University)

Please join Ali Kazimi (documentary filmmaker, York University) for a screening of his award-winning film “Random Acts of Legacy” (2016) on February 7 at the RBC Cinema/UBC Chan Centre (6-8 p.m.), and for a screening of student documentary films on Punjabi Canadian history, in discussion with Ali Kazimi, on February 8 at 4 p.m. at the St. John’s College Social Lounge. “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.

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
“Random Acts of Legacy” (2016). Screening and discussion with the filmmaker.
6pm to 8pm
Royal Bank Cinema/UBC Chan Centre, 6265 Crescent Rd

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Thursday, February 8th, 2018.
Documenting Punjabi Canada: Student projects and discussion
St. John’s College Social Lounge at UBC, 2111 Lower Mall

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Friday, February 9, 2018
“Random Acts of Legacy” (2016). Screening and discussion with the filmmaker.
7pm to 10pm
Reliance Theatre, Emiliy Carr University of Art and Design, 520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 0H2

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Organized through a partnership between the UBC Departments of Theatre and Film and Asian Studies, and 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; Emily Carr University of Art and Design; DOXA Film Festival; SFU Humanities; Vancity at SFU Woodwards; Centre A Gallery; and Rungh Magazine.