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Love at Second Sight

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Love at Second Sight
An evening of storytelling and film

Hosted by: Simon Fraser University
Date: September 8th, 2016 starting at 7:00PM, Doors open at 6:30 PM
Location: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver (Click for map)
Admission: Free but RSVP is required

Love at Second Sight is a 25 minute film that transforms attitudes about appearance and encourages acceptance of self and others. It's about difference and belonging, judgment and inclusion. Join us for the premier screening of the film, followed by a short Q&A period and a reception.

Facially different David Roche and his wife, Marlena Blavin, share their stories with a spellbound middle school audience. As they explore themes of self-acceptance and accepting others, the students’ reactions move from discomfort and stunned silence to laughter, delight, and engagement. From their faces and feedback, it is clear that their perceptions have quickly shifted as they are encouraged to take that vital second look.

The program also includes house music from the Vancouver Adapted Music Society (VAMS) band, poetic invocation by Jeffrey Renn, songs by Ann Mortifee, “Moments of Grace” storytellers, and the premier of the original Love at Second Sight theme song.

For more information please email abrayfor@sfu.ca