Project SPOTLIGHT

SPOTLIGHT Everyone

 

With the support of Joy Beyond Vision Community (JBVC) and Across U-hub, BrokerTeam hosts and organizes its film festival for a second year: Project SPOTLIGHT 2019. In November 2019, Project SPOTLIGHT will bring to Canadian audiences an inclusive screening of the Hong Kong documentary film My Voice, My Life. Directed by Oscar-winning director Ruby Yang, this internationally acclaimed documentary tells the story of personal growth by a group of at-risk youths as they go through six months of rigorous training to produce a theatrical music performance.  

This event will be conducted in English and Cantonese, and the film will be presented with English and Traditional Chinese subtitles. For an inclusive film screening, Across U-hub’s young vocal talents will perform live audio description for the visually impaired via wireless headset systems, with script provided by The Hong Kong Society for the Blind. The film’s director, Ruby Yang, and creative consultant, Lambert Yam, will be in attendance from Hong Kong to share their thoughts. Please pre-register for tickets via spotlight@brokerteam.ca. Limited tickets available. No tickets will be distributed on-site on the day of screening.

Join us in creating impactful dialogue between parents, teenagers, educators and business leaders.

由聯合保險策劃及推動,並由樂明視障團及燃動青年共同主辦的Project SPOTLIGHT 2019,將於今年11月為加拿大觀眾呈獻香港紀錄片電影《爭氣》。屢獲國際獎項的《爭氣》由榮獲奧斯卡最佳紀錄片大獎的導演楊紫燁執導,講述一班香港弱勢少年透過接受音樂劇培訓的成長經歷,從中道出一般東亞裔家庭和身體障礙人士別有共鳴的成長故事。這場共融電影會的粵語口述影像稿件由香港盲人輔導會提供及指導,並將由燃動青年的年青義工為視障觀眾提供即時口述,聲頻將經戲院內的無綫耳機傳送。

屆時本片導演楊紫燁及創作顧問任國光將從香港到多倫多出席,與觀眾分享關於電影的人和事。

本活動以英語及粵語進行,電影附設英文及繁體中文字幕。座位有限,只接受預先登記,先到先得,不設現場參興。若閣下欲索取免費門票,可電郵致spotlight@brokerteam.ca查詢或報名,送完即止。

歡迎你報名參加,一同創造這場由家長、年青人、教育界及商界共襄的社區對話!

 

 

 

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019

Time: 2:00PM-4:30PM

Venue: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W., Toronto

日期:2019年11月30日 (星期六)

時間:下午2:00至4:30

地點:多倫多國際電影節TIFF Bell Lightbox,350 King St. W., Toronto

 

 

 

About My Voice, My Life

Are high academic achievements and professional qualifications true indicators of success and character?

In Hong Kong, L plus H Creations Foundation invites 80 disadvantaged students from four underprivileged schools to participate in a theatrical music performance, putting them through strict training that tests their strengths and helps them overcome personal challenges. My Voice, My Life is a documentary that follows the lives of these students from day one of training, as they develop their own character and achieve their own success.

Having lost his sight a year ago, Tsz Nok gains the confidence needed to face the darkness in his future through training for this musical. Fat Yin, a tough guy who never admits his mistakes, finally opens up to his father and has a heart-to-heart at the end of the performance. After repeatedly disappointing his parents, bad boy Jason gives a performance on stage that makes his parents proud. A high-school dropout, Jessica finds new determination and redefines her own standards as the rigorous training leaves her exhausted every night.

The six months of strenuous professional training impact their perseverance, concentration and attitude, as each student experiences their own life-changing growth.

This film is directed by Oscar-winning director, Ruby Yang, and is presented by Hong Kong’s L plus H Creations Foundation, in association with Lee Hysan Foundation.

Ontario Film Classification: Parental Guidance 

 

《爭氣》故事大綱

今天社會追捧高學歷及專業資格,但做人應有的品格呢?L plus H Creations Foundation在香港邀請八十位來自四間被視為弱勢學校的中學生,參與演出一個糅合品格與藝術教育的音樂劇。《爭氣》這部電影,便是由綵排首天開始,一直記錄這班年輕人生命蛻變成長的歷程。

失去視力一年的子諾,因為參加了這齣音樂劇,獲得比健視時更遼闊的目光,孕育出前所未有的勇氣去迎接往後一輩子的黑暗。從不認錯、一直與父母不咬弦的肥然,公演後竟在後台主動向爸爸訴說心底話。多年來屢教父母師長失望的阿博,台上用心的演出終令父母為他感到驕傲落淚。試過輟學,做人欠缺目標的Jessica,自動自覺每天朝十晚六排練到筋疲力竭,重新定下對自己的要求。

在一個長達半年、嚴謹而專業的音樂劇訓練中,他們的毅力、專注力、待人及處事態度受到前所未有的衝擊,從而經歷一次生命蛻變的成長旅程。

本片由奧斯卡最佳紀錄片得獎人楊紫燁執導,並由香港的L plus H Creations Foundation及利希慎基金聯合出品。

安省電影級別:家長指引

 

 

International trailer 國際宣傳短片

Hong Kong theatrical trailer 香港宣傳短片

 

Have any questions? Contact us at spotlight@brokerteam.ca!

 

Project SPOTLIGHT 2019 is brought to you by

合作夥伴

 

Co-organizers 

 

 

 

Project Partners

L plus H Creations Foundation logo

 

L plus H Creations Foundation logo

HKSB Bilingual Vertical logo

 

 

Presenting Partner

 

Premier Partner

 

To be announced

 

 

 

Major Partners

 

 

Marriott Hotel Toronto Markham logo

 

 

Supporting Partners

 

 

Community Partners

 

G&G Partnership LLP logo

G&G Partnership LLP

 

Thrifty Car Rental logo

 

 

 

Project SPOTLIGHT 2018 Recap

重溫Project SPOTLIGHT 2018

 

 

 

About BrokerTeam Insurance

Founded in 2005, BrokerTeam is an independent and multilingual insurance brokerage that caters to the English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Persian and various markets in Ontario. In 2017, it became the first multicultural brokerage in Ontario to receive IBAO’s highest award “Brokerage of the Year”.  BrokerTeam was the organizer of Project SPOTLIGHT 2018.  

About JBVC

Joy Beyond Vision Community (JBVC) is a registered Christian faith-based charity that has been serving visually impaired persons since 2006.  Its mission is to aid the visually impaired to overcome life barriers and to live a life with dignity and purpose. JBVC hosts monthly meetings to support and encourage its members in Greater Toronto and Greater Vancouver; it also operates a café in Markham to provide vocational training opportunities for the visually impaired.  

About Across U-hub

Across U-hub has a 17-year history of serving youths of East Asian backgrounds in Greater Toronto. Its mission is to generate a sustainable development model that positively impacts the health and wellbeing of young people, leading to more lively families and communities. With a team of six staff members and other volunteers, Across U-hub manages various educational programs that attract about 4800 young people each year.

 

關於聯合保險 

創立於2005年的聯合保險是一間獨立保險顧問公司,於安省提供包括英語、粵語、普通話、韓語及波斯語等多元族裔語言保險服務;2017年成為首間榮獲安省保險顧問協會「年度保險顧問公司大獎」的多元族裔顧問公司;2018年起為本地社區策劃首項Project SPOTLIGHT,致力推動社區共融。

關於樂明視障團

創辨於2006年的樂明視障團是一個基督教註冊慈善團體,專為視障人士提供互助服務,協助他們克服生活障礙及享受有尊嚴和富意義的生活,目前在大多倫多和大溫哥華兩地為視障人士提供每月聚會,亦在萬錦市開設咖啡廊,為視障人士提供職業培訓機會。

關於燃動青年

過去十七年,燃動青年於大多倫多地區為東亞裔青少年提供社會服務,宗旨為年青人提供正面及可持續的教育及德育培訓,協助社區及家庭關注他們的身心健康和發展。燃動青年由一個六人團隊及一批義工組成,每年為4800位青少年提供不同的教育項目和服務。

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