With the support of Joy Beyond Vision Community (JBVC) and Across U-hub, BrokerTeam hosts and organizes its corporate social responsibility project 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 FREE 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. Limited tickets available. No tickets will be distributed on-site on the day of screening.
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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。
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Time: 2:00PM - 4:30PM / 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Venue: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W., Toronto
時間：下午2:00至4:30 / 下午6:00至8:30
地點：多倫多國際電影節TIFF Bell Lightbox，350 King St. W., Toronto
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
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。
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。
Toronto Hong Kong Lions Club
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.
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.