10:00am-11:30am Documnetary: Driving with Selvi It's a documentary about the first female taxi driver in Mysore, India. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/dsvod This courageous documentary was Reel Asian's Opening Night Film in 2015 was the recipient of the Truth To Power Documentary Award.
Presented by Reel Asian.
Noon- 2:00 pm , Indonesian Movie: Habibie & Ainun (Habibie is the 3rd president of the Republic of Indonesia)
This movie is an inspirational story about the journey of a smart Indonesian who studied and work in Germany, and got a call to come back to Indonesia and serve his country. It depicts the struggles and the decisions that he has to make between the choice of family and his work obligations.
Presented by the Indonesian Canadian Congress.
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Taiwan Film Screening: The Road to Mandalay
A powerful and tragic love story. Two illegal migrants from Myanmar fleeing their country's civil war find love with each other while struggling to survive in the bustling cities of Thailand. Presented by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada in collaboration with Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society and Ottawa Public Library. Sunday, May 28, begins at 2:00 pm with a complimentary reception and film starts at 2:30 pm, Chamber at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean, Ottawa. In Chinese dialect and Burmese with English subtitles. Free admission.
Presented by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada
in Association with the Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society and the Ottawa Public Library
Come and explore diverse cultures, food, dance, films and lectures. A majority of the events are FREE!