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OCT 15, 9:00 AM
A beautifully photographed and thoughtfully told cross-cultural Canadian story about finding purpose in one’s art, An Object of Merit follows the creative journey of a young Korean-Canadian potter. For Minjae Lee, his art becomes an object of merit when it serves a function and his varied cultural influences serve to enhance the depth and elegance of his craft.
This is director Amanda Ann-Min Wong’s documentary debut. As an artist herself, she was interested in showing how cultural and historical intersections are a merit and not a deterrent for artists of the Asian diaspora.
Amanda Ann-Min Wong is a filmmaker, writer, sound artist, and musician. Her latest films include An Object of Merit (2020), The Way We Are (2020), Dear Journal (2020), and Swim Low (2016). Originally from Singapore, Amanda now lives in Toronto. In her free time, she loves rocking out with her band, cutsleeve.