Contest! Win Tickets to Reel Asian Docs!


Toronto’s Reel Asian Film Festival celebrates a milestone this year with its 20th anniversary. This year’s festival includes five documentary features among its strong line-up of line-up of Canadian and international films by Asian filmmakers and filmmakers of the Asian diaspora. POV is proud to support Reel Asian as a community partner two of these docs this year: Mixed Match and Bad Rap. Thanks to Reel Asian, we have a pair of tickets to give away to each film! Read more about the docs below and answer the trivia to win tickets!

Bad Rap


Bad Rap
Fri, Nov. 11, 9:00pm – TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
Dir. Salima Koroma | USA | 82:00 | Canadian Premiere

From battle rhymes of crowd-favorite Dumbfoundead to the tongue-in-cheek songs of Awkwafina, the unapologetic visuals of Rekstizzy to conflicted values of Lyricks, Bad Rap paints a memorable portrait of artistic passion in the face of an unsung struggle. In a media landscape characterized by a lack of diversity, Bad Rap delivers the message that we can be anything we want to be, despite what others think.

Mixed Match


Mixed Match
Tues, Nov. 15, 7:00pm – Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
Dir. Jeff Chiba Stearns (in attendance) | Canada | 96:00 | Toronto Premiere

Award-winning Japanese Canadian filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns’ new documentary explores the crisis in identifying bone marrow and cord blood donors for patients of mixed ethnicity suffering from life-threatening blood diseases such as leukemia.

Thanks to our friends at Reel Asian, POV has a pair of tickets to give away to see Bad Rap and Mixed Match at this year’s festival! All you have to do to enter is answer the following question:

Which Canadian filmmaker directed the documentaries Up the Yangtze and The Fruit Hunters?
a) Mina Shum
b) Deepa Mehta
c) Anne-Marie Fleming
d) Yung Chang

Send your answer and full name to info@povmagazine.com with the subject ‘Reel Asian’. Please let us know if you want tickets to Bad Rap or Mixed Match!

*Bonus entries go to anyone who shares this contest on Facebook and/or Twitter!*

Contest closes Monday, Nov. 7 at noon EST.

Reel Asian runs Nov. 8-19. Please visit reelasian.com for more information on this year’s festival.