June 12: Reel Bhangra: VIBC Short Film Fest
7-9pm (19+ event)
1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
City of Bhangra Festival introduces an inaugural evening of film spotlighting the voices of young South Asian voices in cinema. Curated by local filmmaker, Monica Cheema, this 2-hour event showcases several local and international short films. The evening features the world premiere of the much-anticipated documentary, Bhangra City produced by Delhi 2 Dublin- funded from Telus.
Bhangra City-Bubbling just under the surface of Vancouver’s natural beauty and expensive real estate is a vibrant Punjabi music and dance scene that produces some of the world’s biggest bhangra superstars. Tarun Nayar and local band Delhi 2 Dublin give us a tour, including a chat with Jazzy B, watching a sold-out Diljit Dosanjh show in Abbotsford, and crashing a wedding in Surrey. The film also addresses the factors that keep this scene hidden, including the difficulty South Asians face in getting booked at local festivals and clubs, and the broader lack of diversity on screen and stage in North America.
I Want To Kill Myself - Vivek Shraya (Canada)
Contemplating suicide: a biography.
Brown Girls (Episode 7) - Fatima Asghar (USA)
'Brown Girls’ is an intimate story of the lives of two young women of color
Haneri - Rakhi Mutta (Canada, 2017)
'Haneri' is a short film that explores mental health within a Punjabi-Canadian family.
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Restriction: 19+ entrance only