Screening / FestivalDOXA Documentary Film Festival 2020

Jun 18-26 2020
Online

DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Western Canada’s largest documentary film festival, returns to Vancouver to present the 19th annual Festival, streaming online June 18 through June 26, 2020.
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ExhibitionYellow Peril: The Celestial Elements

Feb 01 2020-Apr 18 2020
Sum Gallery, Vancouver

Yellow Peril; The Celestial Elements is a visual art exhibit inspired by the Chinese Five Elemental forces, seized by the urgent tensions between Queer Chinese diasporic identities.
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EventCoyuntura 2020: An International Latinx Theatre Gathering

Feb 14-15 2020
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Coyuntura gathers theatre-makers, administrators, and educators to celebrate, recognize, and envision the future of Latinx theatre practice in Canada.
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FestivalTalking Stick Festival 2020

Feb 18-29 2020
Vancouver

This year celebrates the 19th Annual Talking Stick Festival, proudly presented on the traditional unceded territories of the Coast Salish People. The theme for 2020 is Chén̓chenstway, “upholding each other, lifting each other up”, and this year’s festival promises to do just that for everyone involved.
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ScreeningMONITOR 13: Dance on my head and scratch my heart

Jan 10 2020
Sum Gallery, Vancouver

MONITOR 13: Dance on my head and scratch my heart invites the viewer to consider the indecipherable traces and charges of the past.
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ExhibitionKuroko

Nov 6-17 2019
Historic Theatre – The Cultch

Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre presents the world premiere of Kuroko by Tetsuro Shigematsu this November 2019.
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EventRungh Readings @ Vancouver Art Book Fair

Nov 6-17 2019
Emily Carr University

Join Rungh as it "pops up" at the Vancouver Art Book Fair in a tent on the front steps of Emily Carr University.
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EventSummer Block Party

Jul 6, 13, 27; Aug 10, 24; Sep 7, 21 2019
Hogan’s Alley Block, Nora Hendrix Place

Join Hogan's Alley Society and Rungh Cultural Society for a Summer Block Party event! Readings/performance, "Antiracism archive activation".
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EventRungh Readings at Full Circle: First Nations Performance

Aug 18 2019
Full Circle Studio

Rungh invites you to an afternoon of poetry and discussion! This Rungh Readings will feature readings by Jessica Johns, Sana Janjua, Fauzia Rafique and Wanda John-Kehewin. All four of these women are poets from the local Indigenous and South Asian communities.
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ScreeningLonging and Belonging 1990s South Asian Film and Video

May 9-10 2019
Cinematheque

The 1990s were a time of significant cultural production within Canada's South Asian arts communities. Influenced by the 1980s Black Arts Movement in Britain, and in opposition to state-sponsored multiculturalism paradigms in Canada, South Asian became a generous identifier for a variety of communities united by more than geography. Longing and Belonging is loosely structured around themes of diaspora, desire, and identity.
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PerformanceNASSIM: Bush Theatre (UK) and Nassim Soleimanpour

May 7-19 2019
Historic Theatre – The Cultch

From Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour comes an audacious new theatrical experiment. Each night a different performer joins the playwright on stage, while the script waits unseen in a sealed box…Touchingly autobiographical yet powerfully universal, it is a striking theatrical demonstration of how language can both divide and unite us.
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EventArt & Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Mar 16 2019
Surrey Art Gallery

Join us as Rungh Magazine "pops up" in the Gallery to support increasing the representation of women and non-binary artists on one of the internet’s largest sites. We will be creating and editing pages from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. A pre-editing workshop will be held on Saturday, February 23 at the Gallery from 1:00 to 2:30pm.
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ScreeningFree Screening and Panel Discussion of ‘My Name Was January’

Feb 28 2019
SFU Surrey, Westminster Savings Lecture Theatre

The Metro Vancouver Premiere of the multiple international award-winning local indie doc, My Name Was January, will be held at SFU Surrey.
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PerformanceMrs. Krishnan's Party

Jan 15 - Feb 3, 2019
Culture Lab
Vancouver, BC

Over one joyous evening, Mrs. Krishnan’s Party magically transforms strangers into friends with a little Daal, a little dancing, and some serious laughs.
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Panel DiscussionHow to Build a Responsive Community Archive

Nov 10, 2018
Full Circle First Nations Performance
Vancouver, BC

Community Archives from South Asian and other communities are a unique resource for artists, scholars, and the community at large. This panel will link scholars and activists who rely on the preservation of these vulnerable materials to explore intersecting histories of race, migration, power, and memory.
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Panel DiscussionIdentity, then and now

Nov 3, 2018
Full Circle First Nations Performance
Vancouver, BC

"Identity, Then and Now" brings together a panel of those involved in the creation and theorizing of culture to explore the ways in which Identity Politics has changed since the time of Rungh’s publishing in the 1990s, and how those changes affect the radical potential of this critical theoretical perspective.
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PerformanceCall Mr. Robeson: A life, with songs

Nov 3, 2018
St. James Anglican Church
Vancouver, BC

The Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival is thrilled to present Nigerian–born Tayo Aluko (Liverpool, UK) and his award–winning one man play Call Mr. Robeson – A life, with songs.
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PerformanceEast End Blues and All That Jazz

Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2018
Firehall Arts Centre
Vancouver, BC

East End Blues & All That Jazz is an evening of gospel and blues, jazz and memories, and historical photos that pays tribute to the historic East End Black residential community and the legendary Gibson family.
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PerformanceMaterial Witness – Heart of the City Festival

Oct 26 & 27 2018, 2018
Ukrainian Hall
Vancouver, BC

Material Witness brings together three generations of Indigenous women performers who convey their personal stories of violence, healing and renewal.
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PerformanceThe Believers Are But Brothers

Oct 30 – Nov 4, 2018
The Cultch
Vancouver, BC

This bold one-man show explores the smoke and mirrors world of online extremism, anonymity, and hate speech.
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PerformanceA Vancouver Guildasta

Oct 2 – 7, 2018
The Cultch
Vancouver, BC

A Vancouver Guldasta focuses on the Dhaliwals—a Punjabi family in Vancouver in the early 1980s—as they navigate through the experience of trauma and violence occurring in Punjab, and their daughter's complicated friendship with Andy, a Vietnamese refugee teen who lives in their basement.
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PerformanceCelebrate Our Diversity: An Evening of Readings

Oct 10, 2018
Massey Books
Vancouver, BC

An evening of readings from NEW books by Sanjay Talreja, C Fong Hsiung, Kagiso Lesego Molope and Julia Lin.
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PerformanceSiyapaa: Creating Radical Punjabi Feminist Formations in Performance

Jun 23, 2018
Hatch Art Gallery
Vancouver, BC

Siyapaa is a Punjabi mourning ritual, often performed by women following death with inter-class, inter-caste, and inter-religious dimensions. Connotations of the term have shifted and siyapaa is often translated to mean ‘problem,’ or ‘trouble’ in contemporary contexts, at the erasure of its earlier meaning.
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ExhibitionDesis in the Diaspora: A Canadian South Asian Youth Visual Arts Exhibit

Jun 10, 2018
Sikh Heritage Museum,
National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple
Abbotsford, BC

Please join us for an artist talk with Jagdeep Raina and keynote address by Ms. Buncy Pagely in legacy of her father Sardar Mahinder Singh Beadall.
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ScreeningShifting Worlds: Shorts Program

May 11 & 13, 2018
Vancity Theatre,
Vancouver, BC

Rungh is pleased to be a Community Partner with the Doxa Documentary Film Festival to present "Shifting Worlds: Shorts Program", a screening of six short films from Canada, USA, Spain and Germany.
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ScreeningTwo Films and a Talk with Trinh T. Minh–ha

Mar 15 & 16, 2018
Cinematheque,
Vancouver, BC

Join renowned Vietnamese-born artist, writer, and scholar Trinh T. Minh-ha for a special two-night program of her acclaimed film work.
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EventRungh Magazine Re/Launch

Feb 10, 2018
Centre A,
Vancouver, BC

Rungh is launching its current issue (January 2018) at Centre A. Come join us for readings, music, performances, archive magazine store, and more.
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ScreeningRandom Acts of Legacy – An Ali Kazimi Film – Documentary Film Screening

Feb 9, 2018
Emily Carr University of Art + Design,
Vancouver, BC

JOIN US for the Vancouver screenings of Random Acts of Legacy an award winning film Directed and Produced by Ali Kazimi.
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