The Roots Remain + Away From the Grasslands

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Community Partner screening with VAFF


Please join us at this year’s VAFF for the screening of The Roots Remain + Away From the Grasslands.

About The Roots Remain:
In an emotional tribute, Montreal graffiti artist Fonki returns to Cambodia to paint a giant mural of his relatives killed in the Khmer Rouge genocide. During his time there, he connects with a group of Cambodian youth who have also returned, hoping to breathe new life into their destroyed culture. Crafted from over 100 hours of HD footage, as well as 16mm newsreels and propaganda footage shot by the Khmer Rouge, the film follows one member of the Cambodian diaspora who discovers his roots in the heart of modern Cambodia.

Watch the Trailer here

Preceded by Away From the Grasslands:
An intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the ethnic Mongolian band, Hanggai, as they gather in Beijing, China to record their new album, “Back to You.”

Click here for tickets and more information.

VAFF 2015

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About Reel Causes Society

Reel Causes partners with filmmakers and Canadian causes dedicated to addressing global social justice issues. We host film screenings followed by a Q&A session to educate and inspire our community, and provide a forum for authentic conversation around the issues that affect us locally.

City of Vancouver
SFU Woodwards
BC Arts Council
Consumer Protection BC