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Breaking Barriers with Blood and Water: the Significance of a Diverse Screen to Canada’s Nation Building

Breaking Barriers with Blood and Water:
The significance of a diverse screen to Canada’s nation building

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Venue Name: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre SFU (G 2555) 149 West Hastings Street Vancouver
Date: Saturday, 23 July 2016, 1:30pm



Television drama is never just about entertainment. It is a reflection of our social fabric. It is a key influence on our views of the country of which we are part. It is an expression of the communities to which we contribute. When a resource and capital-heavy project such as a television series takes an unprecedented move to do something new and bold, audiences will recognize it isn’t just another show.

Join the producer and cast at this event to discuss the cultural, political and societal significance of barrier-breaking projects such as “Blood and Water,” the first primetime network drama in North American television history that features English, Mandarin and Cantonese as its performing languages, led by an all-Asian cast.

This talk is one of the Media Cafe Series, a community media literacy program presented by Cinevolution Media Arts Society and David Lam Centre of SFU.