Armed With a Camera vol. 2020
- Shorts Programs
- 72 mins
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This program is only available to viewers in Southern California (excluding San Diego County) from September 24, 2020 at 5pm PT to October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm PT. Click here to watch the program in Eventive.WATCH NOW
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.
In this program
Directed by Katherine Chou
A young woman finds a mysterious vial in her late mother’s fridge, transforming her into their ancestors and descendants.
Directed by Bryan Sih
Before leaving for college, a young man and his blind father are visited by a mysterious woman who claims to be their relative.
Directed by Sandra Lucille
Sandra’s father feels increasingly foreign in his home country as globalization changes the country’s cultural landscape.
Directed by NamQuyen Le
JR Kuo recounts his experience with the US immigration system, and the mental health issues that resulted from it.
Directed by So Young Shelly Yo
An intimate portrait of a second-generation Asian American skateboarder, as she navigates her way through life and the Bay Area skate scene.
Directed by Justin Ricafort
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.
Directed by Kristy Choi
As the filmmaker imagines her mother’s life before motherhood, questions of freedom, authorship, and filial responsibility emerge.
Directed by King Lu
An elderly Chinese grandma wakes up in a motel room in America, with no recollection of how she got there.
Directed by serena violet hodges
A glimpse at a grandparent’s extension of care through sharing mango.
Directed by Nirav Bhakta
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.