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Occurs on Saturday June 10 2023

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Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall
13450 - 104 Avenue
Surrey BC V3T 1V8

Event Notes

× A Surrey Civic Theatres presentation

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 gripping feature documentary Emergence: Out of the Shadows,/i> the disparate journeys of Kayden, Jag and Amar candidly converge around a shared sense of compassion and healing as they bravely convey their often heart-wrenching stories. Confronted with tradition and taboo in their Punjabi Sikh cultures, resisting silence, Jag’s parents and Amar’s mother choose love over rejection, offering courage and inspiration to individuals and communities struggling with acceptance. Tender, thoughtful and teary, Emergence: Out of the Shadows/i> asserts a potent and transformative voice in support of marginalized queer youth and their families. Age rating and audience advisory: 15+. Some minor discussion of suicidal ideation and sexual abuse.

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