KW folk artist travels to the East Coast and into a different reality in THE LEGEND OF SING HEY
Written and directed by Becca Redden and Janice Jo Lee, THE LEGEND OF SING HEY documusical stars past Kitchener Artist in Resident Janice Lee.
Janice Lee is at a performer at a crossroads in her life. Her ideas around home, identity and family are changing. She goes on an east coast tour with her sister (Katherine Lee), partner (Brockenshire Lemiski) and filmmaking pal (Becca Redden) to explore identity within artistry, interviewing other artists of colour along the way. What starts as a fast paced tourcation quickly turns mythical, as discussing identity unleashes Sing Hey, the prophecy of her ancestors. Sing Hey (Janice Lee) is the voice of power held by Lee’s Korean ancestors, waiting for her moment to be released, grasping to be set free. The two characters meld into one ball of energy through various musical numbers, laughter, and storytelling. This film explores the intersections of family, race, gender, and sexuality, and the meaning of the blood pumping through your veins.
“It’s not just the Legend of Sing Hey. It’s the Legend of so many other artists and dreamers.” Becca Redden, Director.
Lee and Redden are seeking contributors to their community crowdfunding campaign. Learn more at: janicejolee.ca/documusical
Lee is a local artist and musician who challenges white supremacy, oppression and works diligently in the Waterloo Region. Redden is a community organizer and queer filmmaker who works towards social and environmental justice. They both reside in Kitchener/Waterloo, which is on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, and Neutral peoples.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Becca Redden and Janice Lee
Directors and Co-producers
Hard Femme Productions