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Visual Communications is proud to debut the projects from this year’s Armed With a Camera (AWC) Fellowship, a program founded to guide the next generation of Asian American and Pacific Islander artists to connect communities through the power of our stories. From a visionary glimpse into the future, to a touching memory with a grandparent, each work is a stunning invitation into poignant reflections on family ties, cultural identities, and intimate portrait documentaries.
This program is dedicated to Elizabeth Sung.
Did you miss the live conversation? Watch the artist conversation featuring the filmmakers in this program below, as we discuss their creative journeys behind making their films.
A young woman finds a mysterious vial in her late mother’s fridge, transforming her into their ancestors and descendants.
Before leaving for college, a young man and his blind father are visited by a mysterious woman who claims to be their relative.
Sandra’s father feels increasingly foreign in his home country as globalization changes the country’s cultural landscape.
JR Kuo recounts his experience with the US immigration system, and the mental health issues that resulted from it.
An intimate portrait of a second-generation Asian American skateboarder, as she navigates her way through life and the Bay Area skate scene.
A middle-aged father who moonlights as a ride share driver encounters the most awkward of passengers: his college-aged son and a drunk friend.
As the filmmaker imagines her mother’s life before motherhood, questions of freedom, authorship, and filial responsibility emerge.
An elderly Chinese grandma wakes up in a motel room in America, with no recollection of how she got there.
A glimpse at a grandparent’s extension of care through sharing mango.
An undocumented convenience store clerk crashes into his subconscious as he grieves the death of his father.
Visual Communications is proud to debut the projects from this year’s Armed With Camera (AWC) Fellowship. Join us as we chat with our AWC Fellows about their poignant reflections on family ties and cultural identities.