8th Annual ACAM 350 Community Screening

After last year’s virtual event, the ACAM 350 Community Screening event is back in-person! The Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program is pleased to present student short films produced in this year’s cohort of ACAM 350: Asian Canadian Community Media. The films cover a wide range of Asian and Asian-Canadian topics.

We would like to acknowledge that this event is taking place on the traditional, unceded, ancestral homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. We hope that as we continue facilitating dialogue around Asian diasporic communities, we also engage in critical conversation about what it means to be uninvited guests and settlers on this land. We would also like to thank the Chan Family Foundation for their generous support.

RSVP is now closed.

About the films:

Especially in the Eyes

Filmmakers:  Sayano Izu, Anna Jonker, Andy Leung, Miranda Tsuyuki

SynopsisEva follows Miranda’s exploration of a question she has always wondered: who was her grandma, Eva, as a person? Passed away at the age of 29, family members recall the infectious laughter, perfectionist tendencies, immaculate fashion sense, and Nursing School experiences of a woman gone too soon.

A Place of One’s Own

Filmmakers:  Celina Chan, Josh Edra, Annabelle Liao, Jason Pang

Synopsis:  A Place of One’s Own showcases A Seat At the Table, an art exhibit exploring the historical and contemporary narratives of Chinese Canadians in British Columbia. Through a virtual tour, and featuring an interview with co-curator Denise Fong, viewers deepen their understanding of the exhibit’s broad scope and better understand the diversity and resilience of lived experience.

gotong royong / kapit bisig

Filmmakers: Kaira Fenix, Tiffany Halim, and Ysabelle Tumaneng

Synopsis: Three ACAM undergraduate students rediscover their heritage through stories and histories of resistance and revolution. Revealing the connection between Indonesian and Filipino liberation movements, their journey draws power from their ancestors’ legacies to fight for a better future.

Looking For 婆婆

Filmmakers:  Jueun Park, Evens Wong, Moe Yang

Synopsis: The two sisters reflect on their family roots as they share memories of their dearly missed Great Grandmother, Popo.

Savouring Home

Filmmakers:  Cristen Lin, Gurnoor Powar, Anne Pyatt, Mandy Wong

Synopsis: A family recipe reveals how identity evolves through food, becoming a vessel of time, experience and fusion.


Building access

  • Venue main entrance accessible via Main Mall next to Beaty Biodiversity Centre.
  • Closest Parkade: UBC Health Sciences Parkade at 2250 Health Sciences Mall
  • The room is equipped with an automatic door opener and a keyless wheelchair lift
  • Wayfinding site for more accessibility information here
Scent / Noise / Wi-Fi
  • The space will only be shared by participants, but due to public nature of event, we cannot guarantee controlled scent or noise levels. We invite guests to be mindful of one another by refraining from wearing scented/perfumed products.
  • The space has WiFi and may not be suitable for those with EMS (electromagnetic sensitivity).

If you require any other accessibility accommodations please contact us at acam.events@ubc.ca.