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> From: Arlene Ami
> Date: Tue May 6, 2003 9:14:04 PM US/Pacific
> Subject: “SAY I DO” NATIONAL PREMIERE ON CTV, ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH
> SCREENING
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> RED STORM PRODUCTIONS proudly presents:
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> SAY I DO – Unveiling the Stories of Mail-Order Brides
> A one-hour documentary by Arlene Ami
>
> NATIONAL BROADCAST PREMIERE ON CTV
> Friday May 9 at 8:00 pm (check local listings)
> Repeats Sunday May 11 at 1:00 pm
>
> ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH SCREENING AT VIDEO-IN STUDIOS
> Thursday, May 22 at 7:30 pm $10 admission. 1965 Main Street.
> Followed by a panel discussion. All proceeds to the Purple Rose
> Campaign.
>
> Dreams and harsh realities clash when young mail-order brides escaping
> the
> poverty of the Philippines find themselves isolated in the small towns
> and
> rural areas of British Columbia, dependent on the whims of their new
> Canadian husbands. Through intimate and astonishingly frank interviews
> with
> both husbands and wives, Arlene Ami brings us fully into the
> complexities
> and underlying power relations of three couples, and exposes the very
> real
> dangers women risk in leaving their families and culture to marry
> strangers.
> The lush tropical landscapes of the Philippines and the rugged
> landscapes of
> rural B.C. act as insistent metaphors for the immense chasm between
> cultures. Say I Do is a powerful indictment of a growing mail-order
> bride
> industry that results from the economic consequences of globalization
> for
> developing countries and the proliferation of websites that ‘traffic in
> women.’
> Lynne Fernie, Hot Docs
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> SAY I DO was recently screened in Toronto at the Hot Docs Canadian
> International Documentary Festival. It was voted one of the most
> popular
> Canadian films at last year’s Vancouver International Film Festival.
> It
> premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival where it was chosen as a
> “pick
> of the festival” by both the Montreal Gazette and the Mirror.
>
> Produced by Erik Paulsson and Arlene Ami
> Written and Directed by Arlene Ami
> Executive Producer – Betsy Carson
> Editor – Tina Reilhan
> Director of Photography – Kim Derko
> Sound Design – Miguel Nunes
> Original Music Composer – Don MacDonald
>
> For more info, check out www.redstorm.ca
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