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“The World is Bright”

This month, the Vancouver Public Library is presenting two lecture and discussion events in conjunction with a virtual screening of “The World is Bright”, a documentary film that chronicles the journey of the grieving parents as they navigate a new culture and a complex web of bureaucracy to uncover the truth behind their son’s death by suicide.

Join director Ying Wang and Anthony Truong Swan, Outreach Director of Story Money Impact, as they discuss some of the themes explored in the film, such as the stigma surrounding mental illness, resources available to immigrant families, the dislocation and disconnection arising from global migration, and the importance of culture competence in mental health care.

The conversations will take place on October 22 (in English) and 29 (in Mandarin), and the film will be sent to registrants one week in advance.