Asian Heritage Month Festival 2019

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Sunday, April 21st, 2019 – Thursday, May 30th, 2019

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Sunday, April 21, 20192:00PM - 6:00PMToronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.; Metro Hall Rotunda, 55 John St.
Thursday, May 30, 20191:00PM - 2:00PMToronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.; Metro Hall Rotunda, 55 John St.
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Opening Ceremony with Special Presentations & Launch of Asian Canadian Artists in Digital Age Workshops

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@ City Hall Rotunda & City Hall Library (100 Queen St. W.)
SUNDAY, APRIL 21 | 2-6 PM

Mr. Justin Poy | “What’s happening in the world of film in China, and its opportunities for Canada”?”

Over the last two decades we have seen China develop into a blockbuster machine. Yet, Chinese films rarely get much international attention. Is it an intentional snub? Or are Chinese films not made for the international market? Was “Wolf Warrior 2” actually a good action flick? Or was it good considering it came from China? With recent big budget flops like “Asura” (backed in part by Alibaba’s Jack Ma), that cost $122MM USD to make yet only brought in $7.1MM before it was yanked from theatres, to cross over movies like “The Great Wall” starring leading man, Matt Damon, that garnered a dismal audience and reviews — what is actually happening that has made “Chinawood” rethink their movie production formula? How can Canada optimize this opportunity, and what are the implications for Toronto, Hollywood North?

Mr. Stephen Siu | “Jews in Shanghai — Revisited and Parallels to Canada”

Stephen is the producer of the “Jews in Shanghai” project in Toronto and a researcher on that period of history who has met with Dr Ho Feng Shan’s daughter Manli Ho in both Winnipeg and Toronto, and interviewed the head of the Jewish Studies Centre in Shanghai. Dr Ho was the Chinese Consul General to Vienna from 1938 to 1940, and he was called “Chinese Schindler” because he saved thousands of Jews. How will this talk rekindle memories of the Holocaust, and in what ways Toronto is serving similar roles as Shanghai in addressing multiculturalism and providing asylum?

SUNDAY, APRIL 21 – THURSDAY, APRIL 25
Art & Photo Exhibitions at City Hall Rotunda

THURSDAY, MAY 16 – THURSDAY, MAY 30
Art & Photo Exhibitions at City Hall Library

THURSDAY, MAY 30 | 1-2 PM
Professor Chef Leo Chan’s Presentation at City Hall Library
“Chinese festivals and Foods” | City Hall Library will focus on the Dragon Boat Festival

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@ Metro Hall Rotunda (55 John St.)
MONDAY, MAY 13 – SUNDAY, MAY 19
Asian Heritage Month Art & Photo Exhibitions at Metro Hall Rotunda


Speakers

Mr. Justin Poy
Speaker
Patron, Asian Heritage Month-CFACI

Mr. Stephen Siu
Speaker
Honourary Advisor and Past Chair, Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto (CCPST)


Co-Sponsors

Canada Council for the Arts

Cambridge Food & Wine Society

Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto

Department of Canadian Heritage and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Government of Canada

Richard Charles Lee Canada - Hong Kong Library

Social Services Network

The Justin Poy Agency

York Centre for Asian Research, York University

WE Artists' Group

Asian Heritage Month - Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.

Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy


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