Genre

Human Rights

Documentary Features

A THOUSAND CUTS

Film

A THOUSAND CUTS

Directed by Ramona S. Diaz
Journalist Maria Ressa risks her life and freedom as an outspoken critic of Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte's war…
Documentary Features

ACCEPT THE CALL

Film

ACCEPT THE CALL

Directed by Eunice Lau
A father seeks to understand why his son is accused of terrorism, as they journey to repair their…

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.

BARBED WIRE FENCE

Film

BARBED WIRE FENCE

Directed by Dai Sil Kim-Gibson
A barbed wire fence divides the Korean peninsula into North and South.

BASURERO

Film

BASURERO

Directed by Eileen Cabiling
An embattled fisherman finds himself in a dangerous side gig and searches for a way out.

BILL TASHIMA: CHOOSING LIFE AND LOVE

Film

BILL TASHIMA: CHOOSING LIFE AND LOVE

Directed by Barney Cheng
Seattle JACL leader Bill Tashima explains how he chose to live openly as a gay man.
UndocuCinema

BORROWED DREAMS

Film

BORROWED DREAMS

Directed by Amritpal Kaur
Two South Asian sisters struggle to maintain their relationship once their parents disappear.

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…

COVER/AGE

Film

COVER/AGE

Directed by Set Hernandez Rongkilyo
An elderly caregiver and a policy advocate champion the movement to expand healthcare coverage for undocumented immigrants.

DANCING ON MY OWN

Film

DANCING ON MY OWN

Directed by Alexandra Cuerdo
A love letter to the queer Asian experience, inspired by New York's radical dance party Bubble_T.

DESIREE THOMPSON: EMBRACING THE UNKNOWN SUPPORTED BY A LOVING COMMUNITY

Film

DESIREE THOMPSON: EMBRACING THE UNKNOWN SUPPORTED BY A LOVING COMMUNITY

Directed by Barney Cheng
Lesbian activist Desiree Thompson recounts growing up in Hawai’i and how she came to accept her sexuality.

FIGHTING FOR FAMILY

Film

FIGHTING FOR FAMILY

Directed by Lan Nguyen
A refugee family from the indigenous tribes of Vietnam is separated by deportation and fights for reunification.

GARY HAYASHI: AN EX-GAY MINISTRY SPOKESPERSON CONFRONTS HIS TRUTH

Film

GARY HAYASHI: AN EX-GAY MINISTRY SPOKESPERSON CONFRONTS HIS TRUTH

Directed by Barney Cheng
Gary, a former representative of an ex-gay ministry, explains how he became part of the LGBTQ+ community and…

GEORGE TAKEI: NO MORE FEAR

Film

GEORGE TAKEI: NO MORE FEAR

Directed by Barney Cheng
Icon George Takei shares about his childhood crushes and the challenges of navigating his gay identity in Hollywood.

GHAZAAL

Film

GHAZAAL

Directed by Ragini Bhasin
A 13-year-old Afghan refugee hustles around in a refugee camp as she experiences her period.
International Narrative Features

GOODBYE MOTHER

Film

GOODBYE MOTHER

Directed by Trinh Dinh Le Minh
A Vietnamese bachelor returns home from the U.S. with a Vietnamese American boyfriend, attempting to come out to…

A HERO’S HERO

Film

A HERO’S HERO

Directed by Robert Shoji
Learn about an uncle and nephew who had shared convictions and extraordinary lives.

JUNE LAGMAY: A PIONEER ASIAN-AMERICAN LESBIAN CONNECTS COMMUNITIES

Film

JUNE LAGMAY: A PIONEER ASIAN-AMERICAN LESBIAN CONNECTS COMMUNITIES

Directed by Barney Cheng
At age 16, activist June met the love of her life: another student who was her opposite. June…
Pacific Cinewaves

LILIU

Film

LILIU

Directed by Jeremiah Tauamiti
An ambitious court interpreter risks everything when a wrongfully imprisoned Chief fights to get back to her stranded…

MAY 35

Film

MAY 35

Directed by Tina Takemoto
A haunting commemoration of the Tiananmen Square uprising made from fragments of censored archival imagery transferred onto film…

MELVIN FUJIKAWA: THRIVING IN THE PAIN

Film

MELVIN FUJIKAWA: THRIVING IN THE PAIN

Directed by Barney Cheng
Vocalist Melvin explains how he learned the importance of not rushing through the pain of grieving. He also…

MIA FRANCES YAMAMOTO: A LIFE-CHANGING DECISION AT 60

Film

MIA FRANCES YAMAMOTO: A LIFE-CHANGING DECISION AT 60

Directed by Barney Cheng
Mia explains making the momentous decision to transition so she can live authentically as her true self.

THE MORTICIAN OF MANILA

Film

THE MORTICIAN OF MANILA

Directed by Leah Borromeo
Undertaker Orly takes us on a journey through the lives and deaths shaping the Philippines as victims of…

MOTHER-IN-LAW

Film

MOTHER-IN-LAW

Directed by Shin Seung Eun
A mother drops by her daughter's apartment for a surprise visit and meets her daughter's "friend."

ONE SQUARE MILE, 10,000 VOICES

Film

ONE SQUARE MILE, 10,000 VOICES

Directed by Halsey Burgund, Sue Ding
A location-based, participatory audio documentary about place, memory, and injustice.

PASSAGE

Film

PASSAGE

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

QUAN 13

Film

QUAN 13

Directed by Hieu Gray
QUAN 13 is about the Vietnamese diaspora in Paris told through the lens of food.

RADICAL CRAM SCHOOL

Film

RADICAL CRAM SCHOOL

Directed by Jenesssa Joffe
Asian American kids explore the power of their identities, revolution, and social justice.

REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAIʻI

Film

REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAIʻI

Directed by Renea Veneri Stewart, Taylour Chang
A film series about local activists and artists who preserve Hawai‘i history and culture through film.
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ROCÍO

Film

ROCÍO

Directed by Darío Guerrero
After a terminal cancer diagnosis, an undocumented mother of three must choose between facing certain death in the…

ROY KAWASAKI: LIVING WITH GRATITUDE

Film

ROY KAWASAKI: LIVING WITH GRATITUDE

Directed by Barney Cheng
Artist and community member Roy shares about the formation of A/PLG, the first Asian queer organization in Los…
UndocuCinema

SHADED COMPLEXION

Film

SHADED COMPLEXION

Directed by Paolo Rein
When Dante is given a chance to make a film, he must go back to his hometown to…

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 LOYAL BETRAYAL

Film

THE LOYAL BETRAYAL

Directed by Tom Huang
In this classic film noir, two lovers weave a web of love and betrayal at the Manzanar Japanese…

THE OTHER SIDE

Film

THE OTHER SIDE

Directed by Josh Leong
Set against the Ethiopian abandoned children crisis, two orphan brothers are faced with the reality of never being…
Pacific Cinewaves

THIS IS THE WAY WE RISE

Film

THIS IS THE WAY WE RISE

Directed by Ciara Lacy
Native Hawaiian poet Jamaica Osorio shows how her activism reinvigorates her art.

TO EACH YOUR SARAH

Film

TO EACH YOUR SARAH

Directed by Kim Deok-Geun
A woman tries who tries to escape her life in the city has to come to terms with…
Documentary Features

WHEN WE WALK

Film

WHEN WE WALK

Directed by Jason DaSilva
The filmmaker explains the national healthcare crisis as he tries to be closer to his son, who lives…