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explorASIAN presents: The World is Bright

explorASIAN and Story Money Impact are pleased to present a virtual screening of The World is Bright! When you register for this event, you will be emailed a link and password to the film which can be watched on your own time. There is also a scheduled discussion and Q&A on March 10th at 4pm PST.

About the film…

When Qian Hui Deng and Xue Mei Li are notified by the Canadian government about their son Shi-Ming’s sudden death and burial on Canadian soil, they decide to travel from Beijing to Vancouver to search for answers. The documentary film The World is Bright 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 the expert panel to 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 cultural competence in mental health care.

If you wish to support more screenings promoting mental health for immigrants, please donate here:

This event has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.