CANADIAN ETHNIC MEDIA ASSOCIATION

Voices of Canada

JEAN AUGUSTINE

JEAN AUGUSTINE

THE SEIRHEY KHMARA ZINIAK AWARD 2019 Throughout its 41-year history, CEMA has annually recognized individuals who have advanced a greater understanding of Canada’s ethnic communities through the diligence of well-crafted journalism and cultural engagement. At this...
RANDY VANDERSTARREN

RANDY VANDERSTARREN

RANDY VANDERSTARREN, Lead Photographer and Founder of the photographic exhibition, “Take Your Seat”, a journalist platform that uses a director’s chair as a symbol of our power to live the life we intend. The focus is on One People, One Planet, One Life as a way of...
DORA KONOMI

DORA KONOMI

DORA KONOMI, Host of The Doralicious Show, on Agape Greek Radio, CHIN AM/FM Ottawa, shares the exclusive story: “My Life as Ashley, the Nicky Touloumziz Story”. Nicky, a young Greek Canadian boy, confronts his sexuality, and wishing to distance himself from his real...
Lydia Sun/Paul Nguyen

Lydia Sun/Paul Nguyen

LYDIA SUN, Director; and Paul Nguyen, Producer of “Why Am I Still Alive?” recount the story of Tommy Sec, a Vietnamese man suffering from a rare condition and seeking MAID (Medical Assistance in Dying). It explores the unique physical and moral challenges of telling...
AREF MOHAMMADI

AREF MOHAMMADI

AREF MOHAMMADI, Writer, Director, Producer and Narrator of “Song of God”. Iranian-Canadian filmmaker hears the story of Ghadamyar- a Kurdish 120-year-old Tanbūr player, and undertakes a quest to discover more about this spiritual master’s musical and enchanting...