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Reel Causes Proudly presents
The Canadian Premiere of “HELLO STRANGER”
One of the biggest Box office Hits in the history of Thai Cinema!!
These days, everyone in Bangkok is extremely obsessed with Korea. All the Silom office girls shed tears because of “Autumn in My Heart”, a popular movie/soap opera. All the housewives learn to make kimchi from the Dae Jang Guem television series. Thai teenage boys all have the same hair cut to the point that we can’t tell them apart from Rain or Dong Bang Shin Ki. They buy tickets to see Super Junior featuring the Wonder Girls concert in Bangkok. Today, Korean BBQ or pan fried buffet is what is popular for Thai party goers. The popularity of Korean trends in Thailand has helped boost tourism in Korea. Many Thais want to go to Korea to get a real taste of kimchi. Thai people want to travel to all the scenic locations where Bae Yong Jun and Chun Ji Hyun would laugh and cry so they can capture a sense of what they experienced when they were filming.Set largely in Seoul, these two individuals will cross paths in serendipity. Unbeknownst to them, a blend of intense feelings will emerge and manifest between them. Together, they are perfect strangers who will travel, eat, share a room, and will talk about anything and everything including each others’ top secrets.Two total strangers who become each others’ best friends. Two strangers that will fall in love.
Ratanak International is a Christian Canadian Registered Charity committed to addressing the needs of the poor and exploited of Cambodia. Following the viewing of a life-changing documentary about the people of Cambodia, and an eye-opening visit to Cambodian refugee camps in 1989, RCMP Forensic Scientist Brian McConaghy founded Ratanak International in 1990. Our projects include rehabilitation for children rescued from brothels, trafficking prevention, and job skills training for former sex slaves. We continue to serve communities in Cambodia through improving access to clean water and medical care, sustainable food distribution initiatives, the building of orphanages, schools, community centres, and hospitals and providing education programs and care packages for prisoners. Our goal is to assist the Cambodian people to rebuild their country after years of suffering and devastation through the Khmer Rouge regime, subsequent civil war and ongoing issues of poverty and exploitation.
About REEL CAUSES
REEL CAUSES organizes social film screening events in which film fans and the community at large enjoy an evening of high quality films for the benefit of a different cause every month.Reel Causes events are all 100% volunteer organized, and 100% of proceeds go to benefit the charity/cause of the month.Reel Causes events highlight issues that require community attention for the purposes of triggering change, through the screening of films focusing mainly on issues such as poverty, disease and humanitarian causes, depending on the selected non profit of the month.Reel Causes aims to invite the filmmakers to join our events for Q & A sessions as well as the non-profit representatives to answer questions about the issues.
VIFF and Reel Causes
VIFF’s Vancity Theatre is the new home for REEL CAUSES events. VIFF has a strong history of presenting excellent, relevant, cause-related documentaries during the 16-day International Festival and throughout the year at the Vancity Theatre. Sharing the understanding that film has an incredible power to enlighten, inspire and to stimulate action, VIFF is excited to support this worthwhile endeavour.
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