Genre

Animation

ATSUKO’S STORY

Film

ATSUKO’S STORY

Directed by William Johnston-Carter
Comedian Atsuko Okatsuka's surprisingly funny coming-of-age story growing up as an undocumented immigrant from Japan.

BACK TO THE SOURCE

Film

BACK TO THE SOURCE

Directed by Sandra Carbonell-Kiamtia
Sandra's father feels increasingly foreign in his home country as globalization changes the country's cultural landscape.

BETWEEN THE SHADOWS

Film

BETWEEN THE SHADOWS

Directed by Chun Chun Chang
A woman is enchanted by the moonbeam and chases it up to the sky.

BLAST BURN

Film

BLAST BURN

Directed by Jonathan Patrick Thomas, Steve Nguyen
In the heart of the Louisiana Wetlands, a drifter comes across a mysterious case in the midst of…

BUILDING HISTORY 3.0 PROJECT

Film

BUILDING HISTORY 3.0 PROJECT

Directed by Renee Tajima-Peña
A free web-based educational collection of short documentaries, Minecraft activities, and lesson plans about the WWII Japanese American…

CLUB ULTRA

Film

CLUB ULTRA

Directed by Shelly Mar
When her partner is murdered, Officer Janice Acorn goes looking for justice. Instead, she finds the truth.

FRONT OF THE HOUSE

Film

FRONT OF THE HOUSE

Directed by Sum Yi "Ashley" Ma
When a young girl of a generationally owned fishball noodle stall gets a chance to change her life,…

WERE YOU GAY IN HIGH SCHOOL?

Film

WERE YOU GAY IN HIGH SCHOOL?

Directed by Niki Ang
Two queer women recall their awkward, closeted high school days of kissing boys and straight-girl crushes.

JESA

Film

JESA

Directed by Kyungwon Song
Using stop motion animation, the filmmaker interviews and questions her parents about jesa, a ritual tradition of Korea.
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KAPAEMAHU

Film

KAPAEMAHU

Directed by Dean Hamer, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Joe Wilson
The hidden history of four healing stones on Waikiki Beach, and the mysterious spirits within them.

KINOKO

Film

KINOKO

Directed by Erika Gomi
A couple of mushrooms have a fun day out!

MAGGIE DAVE – I’M NOT READY

Film

MAGGIE DAVE – I’M NOT READY

Directed by Cassie Shao
A sheep-man waits for a continuously delayed train.

MR. ORANGE & BABY SNOT

Film

MR. ORANGE & BABY SNOT

Directed by Kana Hutchens
Mr. Orange lives a lonely life, but one day finds companionship in the strangest place.

NINUFABUSHI MIIATI (GUIDED BY THE NORTH STAR)

Film

NINUFABUSHI MIIATI (GUIDED BY THE NORTH STAR)

Directed by Flor Kaneshiro
Told through watercolor illustrations and a traditional Okinawan folk song, an emigrant journeys from Okinawa to Argentina in…

PASSAGE

Film

PASSAGE

Directed by Asavari Kumar
An Indian woman in pursuit of the American dream revisits her immigration journey.

PUSH

Film

PUSH

Directed by Trilina Mai
A 2D animated short film of a grandfather and grandson's everchanging relationship through time.

REQUIEM FOR LOST PLANTS

Film

REQUIEM FOR LOST PLANTS

Directed by Alexander Kaye, Alice Yuan Zhang
Plant elders come together through sound and spirit, AR filters, and a virtual vigil, to resurrect a distant…

THE BREATHTAKING COURAGE OF HARRIET TUBMAN

Film

THE BREATHTAKING COURAGE OF HARRIET TUBMAN

Directed by Yan Dan Wong
An educational animation about the inspiring life and legacy of American heroine Harriet Tubman, created for TED-Ed.

THE COIN

Film

THE COIN

Directed by Siqi Song
A young woman loses her coin jar on her journey to a new country, and ends up finding…

THE HAUNTED SWORDSMAN

Film

THE HAUNTED SWORDSMAN

Directed by Kevin McTurk
A lone samurai and his odd companion, a cursed severed head, seek vengeance in a haunted world.

THE QUIET

Film

THE QUIET

Directed by Radheya Jegatheva
When an astronaut ponders on the quietude of space, he comes upon a startling self-realisation.