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Asian American International Film Festival 2015 | New York City

MY VOICE, MY LIFE – OPENING NIGHT GALA

Directed by Ruby Yang

Documentary, Gala Presentations / Hong Kong / 2014 / Drama / 91 mins / Chinese (Cantonese) with English subtitles / New York City Premiere

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MY VOICE, MY LIFE – OPENING NIGHT GALA

Asia Society
July 23, 2015 7:00 pm

Description

MY VOICE, MY LIFE chronicles the trials and tribulations of a group of under-privileged middle and high school students as they underwent six months of vigorous trainings to produce a musical on stage. A life-affirming journey of self-discovery and growth, the stories of these young people will challenge every parent, teacher and policy maker in Hong Kong to reflect on our way of nurturing our young.

Ruby Yang, the Academy award winning director, explores how the students sought their voice on a different stage while in 2013 and 2014 tens of thousands of students participated in pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong. This documentary witnesses a change, which calls into question the current education environment in modernized Asia societies where competition prevails. The school, looked upon a “low-performing” on the outside, treasures holistic learning and proves that the best musical comes from the heart. MY VOICE, MY LIFE gives you the ticket not to the performance, but the rehearsals before the show start.

Presented by Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society

Post Screening Panelists:

Ruby Yang, Director, MY VOICE, MY LIFE
Sio Fan Lam, Subject of Film, MY VOICE, MY LIFE
Coby (Hei Ching) Wong, Subject of Film, MY VOICE, MY LIFE

 

Opening Night Gala will take place after the screening of MY VOICE, MY LIFE at the Garden Court Café inside Asia Society.

Opening Night Gala Catering Sponsors:
The MasalaWala
Carma Asian Tapas
Eileen’s Special Cheesecake
Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya
Izakaya MEW
Fatty Fish
BentOn

Opening Night Gala Liquor Sponsor:
Beam Suntory to serve tastings of Knob Creek Rye, Maker’s Mark 46, and Basil Hayden

Tickets:
$160–VIP (Pre-screening Reception at 6pm, Screening, and Opening Night Gala Reception).

$80–Regular  (Screening and Opening Night Gala Reception)


Director's Bio

Ruby Yang is a noted Chinese American filmmaker whose work in documentary and dramatic film has earned her an Academy Award, two Academy nominations, and numerous other international awards, including an Emmy, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism Award, and the Global Health Council Media Award.



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MY VOICE, MY LIFE – OPENING NIGHT GALA

Asia Society
July 23, 2015 7:00 pm