Fleur de Lys, Fleur de thé is back!

The regional component of the Festival Accès Asie, Fleur de lys, fleur de thé, is back in Gaspesia! We look forward to presenting our new lineup of six events.

Our Festival team will accompany 10 artists from the Asian diaspora at La Vieille Usine in L’Anse-à-Beaufils from August 17 to 20.

Fleur de lys, fleur de thé is an opportunity for artists from the Asian diaspora to share their works in rural communities in Quebec. Its objective is to promote understanding and appreciation of Asian stories, art, and culture, by addressing audiences who are still too little confronted with them. We want to help build relationships across the province, help fight stereotypes and amplify minority voices.

Find the whole program on our website:

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March 20 to 25 – Let’s Confront Racism Together!

For the second year in a row, Festival Accès Asie is committed to taking part in the fight against systemic racism.

We are therefore developing our anti-racist component through the arts in March 2023, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the Semaine d’actions contre le racisme au Québec.

For this second edition, Festival Accès Asie is organizing four activities that delve on the racism experienced by racialized and indigenous artists throughout their careers.
The activities proposed during 2nd edition will take place from Monday, March 20 to Saturday, March 25, 2023, including an evening of screening and discussion dedicated to racialized filmmakers whose work address racism,

📌 A screening of 4 short films followed by a discussion with the filmmakers around their questioning of identity,

📌A screening of indigenous short movies that draw on the links among identities and lands,

📌 A conversation among asian artists on the role played by stories in reclaiming Chinatowns,

📌 A concert and a party that celebrates the solidarity among artistic communities and the people involved in interconnected antiracist struggles.

Find the entire program here ➡️ Event for Let’s confront racism together !

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Cinema – Big Fight in Little Chinatown

In the early 20th century, Chinatowns began to appear in North American cities. Often bordered by affluent neighbourhoods, they are threatened by developers keen to exploit the land for its real estate value. Big Fight in Little Chinatown exposes attempted evictions and highlights the fighting spirit of communities defending their heritage. In today’s context, where anti-Chinese racism has been exacerbated by the pandemic, this intelligent film, brimming with emotion and levity, sets the record straight. (RIDM)

Country: Canada | Language: Mandarin, French, English | Subtitles: French

Co-presented with Cinéma Public.

📍Friday February 3 at 6 p.m. at Casa d’Italia, in the attendance of the director Karen Cho

📍Sunday February 5 at 4 p.m. at Casa d’Italia


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We are going to Japan!

As part of our collaboration with the Image Forum Festival in Tokyo, we present during their 36th edition From Montreal to Tokyo, 9 short films by 7 Asian-Canadian directors. Our artistic director, Khosro Berahmandi, is currently in Japan to support this programming and meet the country’s artists and presenters. A beautiful trip, full of discoveries!

Here is the program:
Alisi Telengut (Mongolia/Canada) | Long Live Forest | 2019 | 5:00
Ivetta Sunyoung Kang (South Korea/Canada) | The Evanescent | 2017 | 5:12
Jinyoung Kim (South Korea/Canada) | Leave Me Don’t Leave Me | 2019 | 11:47
Xiaoxiao Yan (China/Canada) | How Do You Eat When You Are Eating | 2018 | 0:53
Pavitra Wickramasinghe (Sri Lanka/Canada) | Last Syllable of Time | 2012 | 3:20
Kim Sanh Châu and Ray Lavers (Vietnam/France/Canada) | Inner Smoke | 2016 | 11:00
Alisi Telengut (Mongolia/Canada) | The Fourfold | 2020 | 7:13
Kim Sanh Châu (Vietnam/France/Canada) | Midland | 2020 | 6:59
Tigris Sakda (China/Canada) | Not Your Panda | 2018 | 5:19

As a reminder, as part of this collaboration, five short films by Japanese directors were presented last May, followed by a discussion with Koyo Yamashita, curator of programming who came straight from Japan.

Koyo Yamashita and Khosro Berahmandi at the first broadcast of the program “From Montreal to Tokyo”
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