We have the Official Trailer for Asian-Canadian Dark Comedy Stealing School the debut feature from Li Dong.
Stealing School captures the modern-day anxieties of a generation currently facing uncertain futures. Told through the story of April Chen (Celine Tsai). She is an Asian-Canadian tech prodigy accused of plagiarism by her teaching assistant (Jonny Keltz), and forced to stand trial a week before graduation. Complex and layered relationships unfold, and racial tensions and systemic biases are exposed. As the trial unravels, viewers are forced to question their ideas of innocence.
Li Dong is an award-winning writer and director currently living and working in Toronto. He had this to say about his inspiration in making the film:
“Like many immigrant children, I was raised to believe that the prestigiousness of a person’s career directly correlated with how good of a person they were, morally speaking. I was also raised to believe that no such prestigious career would be attainable without first paying for the privilege of a university education. Finally, I was told that my own race and appearance would have no effect on my future prospects in life. Or on how people treated me here in Canada. At some point during my life, I realized these were all lies. This film is about my revelation at the bold hypocrisy that pervades throughout the esteemed institution of higher education, and indeed perhaps all western institutions held in high regard. Despite the potentially weighty subject matter however, my first and foremost aim is for Stealing School to be fun and entertaining!”
Check out the Trailer below.
You can find Stealing School on most US Digital Platforms from February 26, 2021. Check out the Pre-Order Link on iTunes via this link.