Rare Central Asian movies coming to Toronto
TORONTO - From July 27-29, Sonchy’s Adventures will be hosting Sonchy’s Silk Road Adventure: A Central Asia Cultural Event at Innis Town Hall and Cinecycle in downtown Toronto. This cultural event – the first of its kind in Toronto - will feature films from the Central Asian region that are nearly impossible to find anywhere else! Many have won or were nominated for numerous awards. As a bonus for attendees there will be prizes and food from the region and a chance to meet members of the Central Asian community. The money raised will be divided between two Central Asian charity groups.
Sonchy’s Adventures invites anyone who is interested in timely and poignant stories from unique and relatively unknown cultures to bring family, friends and colleagues to some or all of these hard-to-find films. We are excited to show an advanced rough cut of The Buddhas of Mes Aynak, a documentary on the discovery of an ancient Buddhist site unearthed by a mining company and its possible destruction in 2014, by award-winning filmmaker Brent Huffman. Other award-winning and rare films include:
Venue: Innis Town Hall
July 26 at 6 pm - Buzkashi!
July 27 at 11:30 am - Light Thief
July 27 at 3 pm - The Desert of Forbidden Art
July 27 at 6:00 pm - Buzkashi Boys
July 27 at 6:30 pm - The Buddhas of Mes Aynak
July 28 at 4 pm - The Boxing Girls of Kabul
July 28 at 5 pm - Buzkashi Boysl
Central Asian countries include Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and several others. Their recent lifestyles and cultures have been affected by regional wars, particularly in the last 50 years. The movies offer insight into the lives of the people who share their stories with the filmmakers, highlighting the lifestyles and cultures of a region that remain a mystery to North Americans, with stunning scenery, beautiful scores and relevant and moving stories that connect all humanity.
Sonchy’s Adventures is a Toronto-based non-government organization that helps struggling or start-up eco/sustainable tour companies around the world to get on their feet and grow. The event will be presented by Travel Culture Magazine, an on-line travel magazine based in Calgary that promotes sustainable and eco-based travel.
For further information about Sonchy’s Silk Road Adventure, times and locations for showings, please visit the website http://www.travelculturemag.com/silk-road-2013/ and like us on Facebook under “Sonchy’s Adventures.”
Date(s): July 27-29, 2013
Locations in Toronto: Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Ave.) and Cinecycle (129 Spadina Ave)
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