Sept. 28 marks one year since Surrey's Maple Batalia

Film, vigil to honour murdered SFU student

Short film inspired by art of Maple Batalia to be screened – one year after her she was shot to death in Surrey.

  • Sep. 27, 2012 4:00 p.m.

She was a student, actress, model and aspiring doctor.

But Maple Batalia was also a budding artist, occasionally putting her hand to drawing and painting.

It’s those images that have provided inspiration for a short film being screened tomorrow afternoon (Friday, Sept. 28) at SFU Surrey.

The day marks one year since the 19-year-old was gunned down in the parkade at the university after a late night of studying. A suspect has yet to be arrested in the case.

The film Thy Beauty’s Doom, by writer/director Krystal Kiran Garib, who also acts, dances and sings in the short movie, is based on sonnets 14 and 66 by William Shakespeare. Everyone is welcome to attend the screening. Admission of $10 will be accepted at the door and will benefit the Maple Batalia Bursary for the Arts. A song from the film will also be available on iTunes, with funds from its sale going toward the bursary.

The film will be shown at 2:30 p.m. in room 3090 at the campus on 102 Avenue and 134 Street.

Later, on Friday evening at 7 p.m., there will also be a candlelight vigil at a new dedication site in Holland Park, south of the fountain near King George Boulevard and 100 Avenue.




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