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Directed by Samantha Futerman

Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A

Korean American Jess is stricken with the news of an anti-Asian hate crime. Going about her day, she is forced to deal with micro-aggressions and a racist verbal assault. Jess turns to her loving mother for support, but learns that as a transracial adoptee in America, love isn’t always enough.

Director: Samantha Futerman
Writer: Samantha Futerman
Producer: Milton Liu, Jenna Ushkowitz
Director of Photography: Ryan Miyamoto
Editor: Ryan Miyamoto
Sound Designer: Will Stockwell
Music: Goh Nakamura
Cast: Samantha Futerman, Sigrid Owen, Michael Heimos, Romy Rosemont, Leslie Hendry

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Hard to Heart

From reconciling with a sibling to envisioning a parenting plan with a partner, the hardest conversations are with the ones you love. — Eseel Borlasa

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