Stressed! is a short documentary on the struggles of South Asian children struggling with high expectations of parents. It incorporates exaggerated elements of a South Asian boy’s life who goes by Praveen. He stands in the cross-hairs of his dead mother’s dream of being a doctor and his father trying to fulfill her last wish.
Ganan Vakeesan is a Grade 11 student at Middlefield Collegiate Institute in Markham. He has been enrolled in the Youth Leadership Program program for the past 2 years and this is his second year participating in YDocs Youth documentary movie making project conducted by Centre for Leadership and Innovation. Ganan aspires to enter a field in Engineering or Mathematics.
About Ydoc – 2014
YDocs-2014 youth festival hosted by CFLI was a huge success! 82 young members produced & screened 10 short documentary movies based on social issues.The event was held on July 25 at J&J Swagat Banquet Hall and attended by over 400 people.
Centre for Leadership and Innovation (CFLI)
Leaders aren’t born, they are nurtured and developed. This is the driving force behind Centre for Leadership and Innovation, which was launched in January 2012. CFLI was founded with the mission to build and promote leadership and innovation amongst Tamil Canadians and other multicultural communities. It is registered as a Non-Profit organization.
CFLI’s primary goal is to provide an inspiring and supportive environment that will help individuals become leaders. To achieve this goal, our focus is to provide a continuous learning environment through a holistic training approach, offering programs highlighted in the blocks above. These are the building blocks for developing future leaders.
Our longer term vision is to leverage the talents of our future leaders to form a Think-Tank, a leading edge policy institute that provides research and analysis on issues affecting Canadians.