The World Is Bright

Thu, 04/29/2021 (All day) - Wed, 05/05/2021 (All day)

Dir. Ying Wang / 2019 / 76 min

This event is co-presented as part of the ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York, April 29 – May 5, 2021, presenting films and conversations promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with disabilities.

Film Synopsis

What would you do if your only child died mysteriously in another country and was buried in your absence? The World Is Bright follows the epic 10-year journey of an elderly Chinese couple searching for the truth behind their son’s death in Canada. What starts as a murder mystery becomes something else entirely—a rare revelation about immigration, mental health, and a Kafkaesque bureaucracy at the heart of global migration.

Live Q&A

There will be a Live Q&A with Director Ying Wang on Tuesday, May 4th, 5pm ET.


Purchasing a ticket via the "watch" button below provides access to the film and the live Q&A. You are also invited to use DCTV discount code DCTRFF21 to receive a $2 discount at checkout.


Accessibility Notice

ReelAbilities strives for inclusion of all people by offering the following accessibility accommodations:

  • open captions on all films
  • audio description versions for all films
  • live captioning for all live Q+As and conversations
  • ASL interpretation for some conversations and available for all upon advanced request.
  • Individuals requiring additional accommodations should contact ReelAbilities at least 1 week in advance of the event at:

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