On May 8, 2012, over 250 ESL students at Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute will be getting together to watch DOUBLE HAPPINESS and participate in a Q&A with director Mina Shum via Skype from her home in Vancouver. This will be REEL CANADA's first ESL event with high school aged students, as our "Welcome to Canada" programme has thus far only involved adult English language learners.
We're thrilled that long time REEL CANADA supporter and Advisory Board member Mina Shum is willing to wake up at the crack of dawn (BC time) to do a morning Q&A with students in Toronto. She's been our guest many times in the past, and never fails to inspire and engage students with her passion for what she does.
The film, about a modern Chinese-Canadian girl growing up with very traditional parents and struggling to forge a new identity for herself without abandoning her heritage, was apparently the group's top pick, as it struck a chord with many of the students, who have similar experiences in their own lives.