Hong Fook Movie Night

The World is Bright

Hong Fook Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Since COVID-19 outbreak, the hidden risk factors impacting immigrant mental health have been increasingly influential now more than ever, but are still largely ignored and rarely heard. This March, Hong Fook Mental Health Foundation presents the film The World is Bright in partnership Story Money Impact.

In this film, when Qian Hui Deng and Xue Mei Li are notified by the Canadian government about their son Shi-Ming’s sudden death and burial on Canadian soil, they decide to travel from Beijing to Vancouver to search for answers. This documentary film chronicles the journey of the grieving parents as they navigate a new culture and a complex web of bureaucracy to uncover the truth behind their son’s death by suicide. The film thoroughly examines the intersection of immigration, family expectations and mental health. Set within the larger context of global migration and the growing anti-immigration sentiment around the world, the film also acts as an urgent call for solutions: How do we build a society that can be a real home, both physically and mentally fulfilling, for our future generations?

To wrap up the film screening, there will be a virtual panel discussion to reflect together on mental health and immigration issues, on April 7, Wednesday, 7pm-8pm. Dr. Ted Lo, our Foundation Director and the Clinical Director of Asian Community Psychiatric Clinic, will join the virtual discussion, together with the film director Ying Wang, the Impact Campaign Producer Anthony Truong Swan, and other experts.

  • Please register via our Eventbite page to receive the link to the film from now till April 7 and the link to the panel discussion on April 7.
  • Please support this event by donating to Hong Fook or making a donation when you complete the Eventbrite registration. (Tax receipts issued to donations $20+)
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