Stars from Vancouver’s film and television industry will share stories about their work, passions, dreams, challenges, special causes, and favourite things as part of YVR Screen Scene For India, a star-studded online event in support of COVID-19 relief efforts in the country.
YVR Screen Scene For India
When: Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 2:00pm
Tickets: Available now for $20. An event link will be emailed to ticket holders closer to the event date.
Hosted by YVR Screen Scene Podcast host Sabrina Rani Furminger, YVR Screen Scene For India brings together Vancouver stars for a joyous panel event akin to Inside the Actors Studio (but with a South Asian Canadian twist!). Featuring Agam Darshi (Funny Boy), Dhirendra (Lego Jurassic Park: The Legend of Isla Nublar), Praneet Akilla (Nancy Drew), Rekha Sharma (Battlestar Galactica), Sachin Sahel (The 100), and Sandy Sidhu (Nurses).
All funds raised from YVR Screen Scene For India ticket sales will be donated to Indian and international organizations providing relief to the people who need it most, including Goonj (an organization that works with marginalized communities in rural and urban areas), Doctors Without Borders’ Emergency Response in India (which is setting up two 1000-bed units in a large field hospital in Mumbai), and others to be confirmed.
“I’ve been deeply worried about my family in India, and steeped in a feeling of powerlessness,” says Furminger, who is South Asian and Ukrainian Canadian. “But I’m not powerless, and we as a film and television community aren’t powerless. We’re going to do what we do – share stories and speak from our hearts and invite people around the world to bear witness – and every penny is going to go directly to help people in India.”
Follow #YVRScreenSceneForIndia on Twitter for more info.