Love At Second Sight Video Premiere Event

  • Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema 149 British Columbia 7A Vancouver, BC, V6B Canada

Join us for an evening of video, music, storytelling and poetry to celebrate the premiere of our new Love At Second Sight video.

Love At Second Sight is an educational video that transforms attitudes about appearance and encourages students to accept themselves and others. It's about difference and belonging, judgment and inclusion.

Facially different David Roche and his lovely wife Marlena Blavin share their stories with a spellbound middle-school audience. As they explore themes of self-acceptance (David finds his inner beauty) and accepting others (Marlena moves from revulsion to friendship), the students’ reactions move from discomfort and stunned silence to laughter, delight and engagement. From their faces and feedback, it is clear that their perceptions have quickly shifted as they are encouraged to take that vital second look.