Genre

Spiritual

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30

Film

30

Directed by Rahi Hasan
Enter a meditative journey of intimate ritual into the filmmaker's spiritual rebirth.

AWAKEN

Film

AWAKEN

Directed by Leena Pendharkar
Amidst mounting family tensions, a poised businesswoman struggles to care for her Alzhiemers stricken mother.

BENEVOLENT BA

Film

BENEVOLENT BA

Directed by Diffan Sina Norman
A devout woman’s lust for virtue thrusts her family into a sacrificial slaughter of biblical proportions.

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.

BLOOD

Film

BLOOD

Directed by Adonis Emory, Guerrilla Davis
A young girl awakens from her slumber to reclaim her ancestral inheritance from Maharlika.

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.
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FAITH – A DREAMER’S JOURNEY

Film

FAITH – A DREAMER’S JOURNEY

Directed by Lidieth Arevalo
A short documentary that chronicles a Dreamer's personal story as a low-income, undocumented, Latina immigrant who is also…

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.

HELLO AHMA

Film

HELLO AHMA

Directed by Siyou Tan
Unable to return home to attend Grandma’s funeral, a young Singaporean girl new to America searches for Grandma’s…
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HINEKURA

Film

HINEKURA

Directed by Becs Arahanga
The story of one young woman’s rite of passage as she steps into her destiny.

HORIMONO: JAPAN’S TATTOO PILGRIMAGE

Film

HORIMONO: JAPAN’S TATTOO PILGRIMAGE

Directed by David Caprara, Kira Dane
Despite the taboos surrounding traditional horimono tattoos in Japan, a group of tattooed pilgrims practice a centuries-old, holy…
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IZEL

Film

IZEL

Directed by Wil Prada
A homeless teenager finds peace and wonder in astronomy and a telescope that he builds.

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…
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KAMAʻĀINA (CHILD OF THE LAND)

Film

KAMAʻĀINA (CHILD OF THE LAND)

Directed by Kimi Howl Lee
A queer teenager navigates life on the streets in Oahu, until she eventually finds refuge at the Puʻuhonua…

MAKHALISS

Film

MAKHALISS

Directed by Koji Yamamoto
A cold-hearted reaper, Makhaliss, meets a dying teenage girl who suffers from the guilt of leaving her mother…

MANGO BABY

Film

MANGO BABY

Directed by serena violet hodges
A glimpse at a grandparent's extension of care through sharing mango.

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.

NOVENA

Film

NOVENA

Directed by Nolan Valerio
On their 40th day of mourning, a rift within a Filipino American family comes to a head.
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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…

THE FILIAL DAUGHTER

Film

THE FILIAL DAUGHTER

Directed by Xiao-Wei Lu
A mixed-media documentary short covering the story of professional funeral mourners in Taiwan known as "filial daughters."