The fourteenth edition of the annual festival of Asian cultures organized by the Tchin-tchine association in Toulouse will take place from April 10 to 18, mainly online.
While the Festival of the Year 2020 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Made in Asia come back ! See you from April 10, 2021 to discover a little more about Asian culture. Exhibitions, shows, conferences, workshops, film screenings and literary discoveries; everything comes together to understand the reality of Asia without prejudice or pretense. Due to sanitary restrictions, this new edition will take place mainly online at madeinasia.fr. But the event organizers promise an equally rewarding experience with a mix of visual and sound effects that will provide you with a never-before-seen experience.
Audiovisual workshops and exhibitions
Throughout the festival, the opening of workshops will allow you to learn more about Japanese customs. On the occasion of the festival of colors, traditionally called “Holi”, You will have the opportunity to take Yoga classes or attend a culinary performance or experience a sound tasting. Roland Trotignon will present a conference on the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Supported by original sound and visual elements built around poignant testimonies that will plunge you into the heart of the past. In the same multi-sensory experience approach, four extracts from the book Ngo the dog de ô ê ê will be available in audiovisual form on the website. Also on display: 13 panels on “Indochinese workers in the Toulouse region during the two world wars (1914-1918 and 1939-1945)” as well as the photographs of the portrait painter Joan Tomás: Okinawa paradox depicting the island of Okinawa placed under the administration of the United States.
Cinema, shows and concerts
On the cinema side, the festival in partnership with ACREAMP, will present the releases at the start of the year as well as a retro-vision of films that have marked the history of Asian cinema. In the program : True mother, Goodbye mister wong, The sigh of the waves, Like father like son or Spirited away. In partnership with the Espace Diversité Laïcité, a selection of works that highlight the LGBTQI + community will be screened every evening from 8:30 p.m. throughout the festival. Members of this same community as well as iconic guests such as directors Fan Popo and Doris Yeung will discuss, among other things, the issue of gender identity. Made in Asia also offers concerts and shows. Find in particular the duo of musicians Yidjam and the Toulouse pop artist Fanel. The shadow theater company will also give us the pleasure of playing a show in honor of its Asian origins. Finally, some Asian literary discoveries will be sold on this occasion in bookstores in Toulouse and Occitan.
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