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Armed With a Camera vol. 2019

Filmmakers in attendance.

Visual Communications is proud to guide the next generation of storytellers in visualizing their amazing stories through the Armed With a Camera Fellowship. Watch these films that range from a documentary on a mother’s reconciliation with her cancer prognosis, to a visionary experimental representation of toxic masculinity, to a narrative of estranged brothers coming together for the first time in wake of a family crisis. — Milton Liu

This program is dedicated to Elizabeth Sung.

Co-presented with Community Partners: CAUSE, Tuesday Night Cafe / Tuesday Night Project

In this program


Directed by David R. Liu

Two estranged brothers visit their childhood spot in downtown Los Angeles in an attempt to reconcile.


Directed by Sarah H. Cho

Dahlia lies to everyone – her husband, her lover, herself; but, the most dangerous lie she’s telling may not be so obvious…


Directed by Varun Chounal

Ignored by her busy son, a lonely Indian mother in the US steps out of her comfort zone to make a new friend.


Directed by Eleanor Cho

DAY BY DAY explores the changing relationship within a Korean marriage when the wife is diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer.


Directed by Isue Shin

An conversation on gender politics through the way objects open and break, voiced by you and me.


Directed by Xin Li

A woman recounts the last moment of a crumbling relationship in the form of a journal entry.


Directed by Leatrice Ching

Eric’s family dinners are just like any other. They come with its fair share of drama, discomfort, and dilemmas.


Directed by Chris Nguyen

A personal and non-linear portrait of Orange County’s Little Saigon exploring a history of war & displacement – in regards to how memories are embodied.

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