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KINAJ, A Narrative Storyline Award

“I start with intention and purpose” - Kin Nguien

KINAJ performance and choreographic work in Project Lullaby: CHOICE has been selected for the Narrative Storyline Award at this year's 2022 Project Home Movement Film Festival.

Project Lullaby: CHOICE

What is Project Lullaby?

Project Lullaby is a series of dance films written and developed by Kin Nguien relating to mental health. Project Lullaby CHOICE, the third instalment, follows one woman’s journey towards life, moving through abandoned landscapes as she battles her inner shadow.

Project Lullaby: CHOICE is a dance short film that focuses on suicide awareness and prevention. As more and more awareness has been given towards mental health, there has not been enough attention given to this heavy topic due to the societal stigmatization and taboo of death, especially in Asian communities. There are many underlying reasons and emotions that suicide survivors go through that have been misunderstood by the society, which as a result, propagate blame, guilt, and most importantly avoidance and inability to empathize and support. ‘Project Lullaby CHOICE’ is meant to shed light on those behaviours and emotional turmoils that lead to the choice to let go of life.”

Want to Watch?

The narrative storyline award would not have been possible without the collaboration and support of everyone who contributed to bringing the story to life. You can watch all the wonderful films featured at the ProjectHome Movement film festival for free here!

We thank ProjectHome for organising the film festival, for you - yes you - for your support and taking time to read this blog post

Until next time,


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Canadian Mental Health Resources:

Canada Suicide Prevention Helpline

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If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1.

Canadian Call Lines:

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – 1-800-463-2338

Crisis Services Canada – 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645

Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868

Hope for Wellness HelpLine – 1-855-242-3310

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness 24/7 – 1-855-242-3310

Canadian Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line – 1-866-925-4419

Trans LifeLine – All Ages – 1-877-330-6366

Alberta Crisis Line – All Ages – 403-266-4357

British Columbia Crisis Line – All Ages – 1-800-SUICIDE

British Columbia Mental Health Support – 310-6789

BC211 – Referral Hotline 24/7 – Dial 211

Manitoba Crisis Line – All Ages – 1-877-435-7170

New Brunswick Crisis Line – All Ages – 1-800-667-5005

Newfoundland and Labrador Line All Ages – 1-888-737-4668

NWT All Ages 24/7 – 1-800-661-0844

Nova Scotia Crisis Line – All Ages – 1-888-429-8167

Nunavut Line – All Ages 7 pm-11 pm (EST) – 1-800-265-3333

Ontario Crisis Line – All Ages – 1-866-531-2600

Ontario College and University Students – 1-866-925-5454

Ontario York and Simcoe Support Services Network – 1-855-310-COPE (2673)

Ontario – Kenora, Dryden, Fort Frances, Rainy River and everywhere in between 1-866-888-8988

Prince Edward Island Crisis Line – All Ages – 1-800-218-2885

Quebec National Crisis Line – All Ages – 1-866-277-3553

Saskatchewan Crisis Line – All Ages – 1-306-525-5333

Yukon Crisis Line – All Ages 7 pm-12 am (PST) – 1-844-533-3030

Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Resources:

Crisis Service Canada

The Center for Addiction and Mental Health

The Lifeline Canada Foundation

Center for Suicide Prevention

Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention


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