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Reelworld Shorts Program

EVERY GRAIN OF RICE

SHORT FILM    I    VIETNAMESE, CANADA 2018    I    6 MINS.    I    ENGLISH

Every Grain of Rice explores tradition, family, and cultural identity, specifically a fear of losing grasp of one’s identity through assimilation. With close-ups of beautifully garnished dishes and delicious sounds of food sizzling, the film creates a unique setting to lay down a personal discussion about identity and will leave you hungry for more.

Cast: Thao Nguyen-Duong, Michelle Nguyen

Premiere screening status: N/A

DIRECTOR

CAROL NGUYEN

Carol Nguyen is an award winning 20-year-old filmmaker based in Toronto. Carol’s films often explore the subjects of cultural identity and family, topics which heavily define her understanding of the world. Carol has directed 8 short films and has screened them in over 80 festivals around the globe. Carol is a three time TIFF Jumpcuts winner and a two time Grand Prize High School Winner at Heartland Film Festival. In 2017, she was named an ambassador for TIFF's Share Her Journey campaign, where she strived to empower diverse voices and women through her own stories and personal experiences in the film industry. Most recently, she was selected as a 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellow. Today, Carol is continuing her passion for filmmaking at Concordia University in Montreal.

SCREENING WITH:

UN PRINTEMPS D'AILLEURS (A TOUCH OF SPRING)

FEATURE FILM   I    CANADA 2018    I    87 MINS.    I    ENGLISH

Every Grain of Rice explores tradition, family, and cultural identity, specifically a fear of losing grasp of one’s identity through assimilation. With close-ups of beautifully garnished dishes and delicious sounds of food sizzling, the film creates a unique setting to lay down a personal discussion about identity and will leave you hungry for more.

DIRECTOR

XIAODAN HE

Born in 1975, Xiaodan He, a Chinese-Canadian filmmaker, has studied film production at the Beijing Film Academy from 1993-1997. Since 2002, she has worked on several films that have been shown at 50 festivals in addition to winning numerous awards. Her latest feature, A Touch of Spring, is currently in theaters.

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