Unity in Diversity: Alireza Ahmadian’s Legacy
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Unity in Diversity: Alireza Ahmadian’s Legacy

Alireza Ahmadian was an Iranian-Canadian socio-political activist, journalist, researcher and opinion leader working in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A close friend of VAHMS, Alireza organized events and discussions around the issues of democracy, immigration, anti-racism and empowerment for immigrant communities. Alireza’s dream was for all humans with diverse beliefs and interests to converse respectfully and … Continue reading

Firehorse and Shadow: An Interactive Web Performance
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Firehorse and Shadow: An Interactive Web Performance

Firehorse and Shadow, an interactive web performance, combines elements of contemporary dance, shadow puppetry, interactive engagement, animation, film, and theatre to take the audience on a journey amongst the stars. The piece explores family lineage with a focus on the dualistic yin and yang elements expressed within the bodies, lives and choices of three generations … Continue reading

Critical Conversations for Asian Canadians on May 12
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Critical Conversations for Asian Canadians on May 12

Critical Conversations for Asian Canadians in the Arts, Culture, and Heritage was developed by various working groups across the country during the 2nd Asian Heritage National Symposium in September 2020. The purpose of these conversations is to create an equitable, grassroots space for Asian-Canadians to share their thoughts and feelings on current critical issues such … Continue reading

Canadian Filmmaker Mostafa Keshvari’s feature film Corona
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Canadian Filmmaker Mostafa Keshvari’s feature film Corona

Corona has been released on all major platforms worldwide At a time when the Coronavirus was starting to make headlines, fast thinking Canadian filmmaker Mostafa Keshvari was in an elevator reading the headlines when he conceived, then wrote and shot the first acclaimed feature film to address the Coronavirus pandemic and Xenophobia that comes with … Continue reading

Poly Culture North America presents “The Oriental Voice” Online Event Series
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Poly Culture North America presents “The Oriental Voice” Online Event Series

Event Background Each May has been officially designated as the Asian Heritage Month in Canada since 2002. During that month, a variety of events featuring Asian art & culture are brought by local communities, art and educational institutions to memorize the vibrant and diverse Asian heritage across Canada. As dedicated to showcasing Asian culture, exploring … Continue reading