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February 3, 2020

As a part of VIFF Ignite- a series that inspires and enlightens university students by showcasing outstanding British Columbia cinema, The World is Bright will be showing at the campus in Vancouver in spring 2020

November 8, 2019

The World is Bright was nominated for 2019 Best Cinematography for Canadian Feature Award, 2019 Best Director for Canadian Feature Award and 2019 Best Canadian Feature Award at 23rd Vancouver Asian Film Festival.

October 19, 2019

The World is Bright is officially selected into the 23rd Vancouver Asian Film Festival. The screening time is Friday November 8 at 9pm at Cineplex Odeon Int'l Village Cinemas.

October 18, 2019

Director Ying Wang received Sea to Sky Award that recognizes the outstanding work of one female key creative on a BC-produced feature.

October 12, 2019

VIFF 2019 Ying Wang - The World Is Bright from VIFF on Vimeo.

A VIFF video interview with director Ying Wang about The World is Bright.

September 26, 2019

“I still feel there’s not enough films about these new complex stories about immigration.”

Read more at The Georgia Straight

September 25, 2019

Documentary The World is Bright is an intimate look at grief as parents seek justice.

Read more at The Globe and Mail

September 25, 2019

Documentary unravels mystery of immigrant’s suicide in Vancouver.

Read more at Vancouver is Awesome

September 24, 2019

The World Is Bright - Filmmakers interview: Ying Wang, Jian Ping Su and Lawrence Le Lam

September 7, 2019

"When BC filmmaker and director Ying Wang first laid her eyes on a local Chinese newspaper housing an article covering the court battle between a couple fighting for justice over their son’s suicide, she hadn’t expected her next project would be a decade-long endeavour."

Read more at Capilano Courier

September 6, 2019

“As a newcomer living in this era of global migration, I want to capture the complexity of the new immigrant’s life and tackle new issues we are all facing as global citizens.”

Read more at Richmond News.

August 8, 2019

So excited! After 12 years, our labour of love, The World is Bright is officially selected into the 38th Vancouver International Film Festival.

January 7, 2019

Here is the digital package of our Good Pitch presentation that tells the story of the film and our ultimate goals of bringing the story to the world.

December 8, 2018

Memorable moments at the Good Pitch Vancouver with this video of the event and these beautiful photos from Bill Weaver.

November 10, 2018

We are very honoured that The World is Bright has been selected among 5 Canadian films presenting at the world renowned Good Pitch in Vancouver on November 6 2018. At the end of our presentation,audience responded with overwhelming enthusiasm. We received over 50 pledges of support from government representatives, national and regional immigrant settlement agencies and mental health organizations, foundations, school districts, Kickstarter in the USA, media, immigration lawyers, Children Hospital, Canadian Psychiatrist Association, etc. After 11 years, the effort of telling the story has now become a collective endeavour to challenge taboo and stigma, bring invisible stories to light, and allow silent voices to speak out and be heard.