Where is ‘Asia’? Where is ‘East’?
What does it mean to be Asian in this globalized era where so many of us carry diasporic identities? In today’s world, is ‘Asian’ a geographic marker, a racial marker, an ethnic marker, a political marker, a cultural marker, or some slippery combination of all of the above? And where exactly is Asia anyway?
Cinevolution’s DocuAsia Forum returns to Metro Vancouver in March 2018 with a series of lyrical, provocative documentary films. By bringing together filmmakers, artists, academics, community representatives, and the general public, DocuAsia provides a platform for informed dialogue concerning the current cultural and economic development in Asia, and global implications for the future. This year’s films leap outside of Asia as a land bound concept and into the diasporic, migratory and mobile experiences that characterize what is happening in Asia — and much of the rest of the world — today.