Follow the inspiring stories of three people, awakening to and expressing their sexuality within conservative South Asian families.
For Kayden, Jag, and Amar, awakening to and expressing their sexuality within conservative South Asian families was a lonely and terrifying experience. Denial, shame and despair haunted their youths, even threatening their lives. Yet, they’ve emerged. In the feature documentary Emergence: Out of the Shadows, the disparate journeys of Kayden, Jag and Amar converge around a shared sense of compassion and healing as they bravely convey their often heart-wrenching stories. Confronted with tradition and taboo, Jag’s parents and Amar’s mother choose love and support for their children, offering courage and inspiration to individuals and communities struggling with acceptance.
About this FREE event
Presented by the School of Social Work and Human Services, the South Asian Studies Institute (SASI), UFV Race and Antiracism Network (RAN) and Student Affairs, the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) will be hosting the film Emergence: Out of the Shadows. A panel discussion will follow after the film.
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Reminder to follow BC Provincial Health regulations. All attendees must wear masks and be fully vaccinated. Vaccine passports and photo ID will be checked at the door.