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Feast Your Eyes: Flavours Unmistakably Part of Us

The Films of Vicki Van Chau

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FLAVOURS UNMISTAKABLY PART OF US The Films of Vicki Van Chau | 40 Min Thursday July 14 - 8:00PM CST | Canada | 60min | STC | Directed by Vicki Van Chau

Additional Information

Film only: $10
Film plus food box: $20
Full meal deal - all films and meals: $50

Join us for a Q&A after the film with the director.
Foodie Partner: Cheang’s Sinofood, Regina, SK

Feast Your Eyes: Foodie Film Festival is a collaboration between the RPL Film Theatre and the Regina Farmers’ Market, and features a full course of screenings, performances, discussions, dinners and workshops.

Each screening is accompanied by a delicious serving of a local culinary creation.

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HEARTH OF THE LION
2021 | 6:38 min | Canada | Vicki Van Chau

Hearth of the Lion illustrates the bond between three brothers, with their dedication, discipline and passion on display, as they embody the powerful movements of the lion and the fire of the wok hearth.

OFF TO THE RACES
2021 | 12:26 min | Canada | Vicki Van Chau

Part music video and part documentary, Off to the Races is a new arrangement of the classic Erhu song, Horse Race. The film is a collaboration between the Calgary Chinese Orchestra, filmmaker Vicki Van Chau, and music producer Warren Tse. Through an open call process, the film features 72 participants from the global music community playing with the members of the Calgary Chinese Orchestra, in celebration of the Lunar New Year.

Produced by the Calgary Chinese Orchestra

PULLED STRINGS
2018 | 6:19 min | Canada | Vicki Van Chau

A father teaches his daughter the ancient art of hand pulled noodles.

Pulled Strings is a short film that blends together traditional Chinese food and music, demonstrating the passing down of culture and traditions between generations. Exploring the intricate connection between the strands of the noodles with the strings of the instruments, it creates a poetic montage that emphasizes the beauty of Chinese craft and culture, and the unspoken relationship between a father and his daughter.

Funded by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts

PAPER LANTERN
2020 | 15:03 min | Canada | Vicki Van Chau

A portrait of a Vietnamese-Canadian family opening up a restaurant and cocktail bar in Calgary's Chinatown, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, Rosza Foundation and Calgary Arts Development

Vicki Van Chau is a filmmaker and artist based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. After 12 years of working as an arts administrator and programmer at EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, she left in 2020 to focus on her own film practice. As a second generation Chinese-Vietnamese Canadian, her short films mainly focus on the Asian diaspora experience. Her family and cultural identity has been a core inspiration in her artistic practice and helps her to promote the appreciation of both Chinese and Vietnamese culture through a uniquely Canadian perspective, focusing on the intricate visuals and sounds of each aspect she explores.

These videos will be preceded by the short films:

FIGURE 一, 二, 三, 六, 八
2019| 1:54 min | Canada | Shawn Tse

SECONDS, PLEASE! EP 1 (SARAH AND ROSE)
2017 | 15:31 min | Canada | Shawn Tse

Shawn Tse is an amiskwacîwâskahikan/Edmonton based artist, filmmaker and educator passionate about social change in arts and media. As a second generation Chinese Canadian, he is concerned about the lack of cultural diversity in Canadian arts and heritage industries but have privileges to be actively engaged to support and work with his local ethnocultural community. His love of community and storytelling has helped him develop the intergenerational cooking show Seconds, Please!, lead a community arts project Figure 一, 二, 三, 六, 八 using Chinese ink paintings & film to highlight the historical and cultural impacts of Edmonton's ever-changing Chinatown, and make more inclusive futures in Chinatown with the Aiya! Collective.

When


Jul 14 2022, 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Where


Film Theatre,

Series/Genre


Special Event, Festival, Family Films, Family, Experimental, Documentary
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