Artist Talk 2022 TAIWANfest Toronto Independence Built on Community - Banner

Independence Built on Community a conversation with Amanda Ann-Min Wong

10:00 pm – 11:15 pm | Aug 27th
Studio Theatre | Harbourfront Centre

What is independence?

Many associate independence with the self, but Amanda Wong believes the opposite. Amanda introduces us to Rosa’s Flowers, a story of healing and reconciliation set against modern Canada and Indonesia past. Join TAIWANfest’s conversation with Amanda, as we explore their production process within their new film. As a woman pioneering diversity within storytelling, how does Amanda’s identity as a queer Asian reflect in the work and industry as a whole? How does Indonesian culture specifically play a role in the film, and their life? Through Amanda’s personal experiences and creative process, we begin to understand how Independence requires community. 

About the Artists

Amanda Wong

Filmmaker

Amanda Ann-Min Wong (they/she) is a Toronto-based film director, writer, sound artist, and musician.

The recipient of Women in Film & Television Toronto’s “Best of Showcase” Award in 2022, Amanda’s directorial work often explores themes of loss, nostalgia, and memory, as well as finding purpose and community through the arts. 

They are currently in post-production on their short film “Rosa’s Flowers”, and writing their first feature. In their free time, they love rocking out with their band, cutsleeve.

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