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Hollywood North presented by Vancouver Asian Film Festival

To celebrate our 25th anniversary during Asian Pacific Heritage Month, Vancouver Asian Film Festival has curated these award winning short films from our local communities featuring stories about Asian Canadian history, Asian diaspora culture, and the rigid traditions of some Asian families. There will also be a local musician sharing his experiences with mental health issues. We continue to showcase Asian Canadian stories as we celebrate diversity in film. Stay tuned for our upcoming Festival from Nov. 4 - 14, 2021, and learn more at

After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Vancouver hip-hop artist Francis Arevalo harnesses the healing power of music. THE LION follows Francis' journey to recovery.

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    8 minutes
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  • Director
    Jon Chiang
  • Producer
    Jon Chiang
  • Cinematographer
    Peter Planta