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Toronto/Canadian-Media: 2021 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) observes May as Asian Heritage Month by presenting a series of films and talks celebrating Asian excellence in cinema.
The films being shown by TIFF in the honor of Asian Heritage Month are ‘Ramen Shop’ that explores identity across two Asian cultures of Japan and Singapore; ‘Spa Night’ highlighting the cultural clash between Koreans and Americans, ‘Eve & the Fire Horse’ embodies a fusion of Buddhism and Catholicism, ‘Centre Stage’ depicting Chinese culture, ‘Better Days’, and ‘Meditation Park’ showcase Chinese drama.
TIFF’s Asian Heritage Month program is made possible due to the generous assistance of Blockchain Venture Capital Inc., Andy Chan, Elegant Financial Inc., Sharifa Khan/Balmoral Marketing, Alan Kwong, Ben Leung, Irwin Li, Nobis Inc., and Justin Poy.
Asian Heritage Month facilitates all Canadians with an opportunity to learn more about the many Canadians of Asian descent’s achievements and contributions throughout our history, to make Canada the amazing country we share today.
The theme for Asian Heritage Month 2021, “Recognition, Resilience, and Resolve” is also a call to action for all Canadians to come together to celebrate the incredible diversity that is our strength in our stand against all forms of anti-Asian racism and discrimination. It also embodies the myriad of sentiments that peoples of Asian descent in Canada have experienced and honors their contributions and their diverse stories rooted in resilience and perseverance.