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Asian Film Festival IV
Jun 3 (Sunday)
Time Noon-5:00 pm
Venue: Ben Franklin Chamber, 101 Centrepointe Drive
Admission: Free
English subtitles in all films
Noon- 2:00 pm
A Suitable Girl ( an Indian Documentary)
Presnted by Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society.
Description: Dipti, Amrita, and Ritu are all young, modern women in India looking to get married—some desperately, some reluctantly. A Suitable Girl follows them over the course of four years as they juggle family, career and friends, intimately capturing their thoughts on arranged marriage, giving them a voice, and offering a unique perspective into the nuances of this institution.
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2:00 pm Reception
2:30pm -4:30 pm 
Bear It
Director: Fen-FenCheng 
Presented by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada.

 

Tiring of serving people, Peter, a tour guide, brings Teddy Bears that are considered as families or pets to their owners to travel abroad. On his way to pick up a Teddy Bear, a car accident happens. All 3 Bears are missing. To stall for time and money, Peter tries to compensate customers, grandpa and grandma Ju who treat Teddy Bear as their son, Mrs. Wang who believes by sending beloved bear to a trip will cure Xiao-Mei’s incurable disease, Selina who treats Teddy Bear as boyfriend, with mini bears. Xiao-Mei takes advantage of Peter’s fear of Yah-Ke, GrandpaJu’s son, and manipulates him to accompany Xiao-Mei to find her father. She also makes Grandpa and Grandma Ju persuading Selina who suffers from depression into driving them to the beach where Xiao-Mei’s father lives. A group of people, who are bound together because of Teddy Bears, step on an unexpected journey. 

 





 
Organized by Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society in Partnership with Ottawa Public Library
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