Cultural Specificity in CBC’s Run the Burbs: Screening + Artist Talk

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Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Nov 19, 2022 7:00 PM


Tickets: FREE *Get your tickets HERE via the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.

CBC and Reel Asian are proud to present a special evening celebrating the traditions and spirit of Tet beautifully shown in “Li Xi”, season 1, episode 9 of Run The Burbs. Tet is the most important annual holiday in Vietnamese culture, gathering families and friends in the celebration to usher in the new year. This moderated discussion will explore the behind-the-scenes research and decisions made in authentically portraying the music, decor, food and celebrations of Tet in the Pham household, alongside the episode’s cultural consultant. What does authentic representation mean? What are considerations in representing the family values of a Southeast Asian-South Asian Canadian family?

Looking ahead to its season 2 premiere, the Run The Burbs team takes pause to provide audiences an opportunity to gather for an intimate screening and discussion about the series' thoughtful and inclusive approach to telling a family sitcom.

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