Armed With a Camera vol. 2020

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

Visual Communications is proud to host an encore presentation of the projects from last year’s Armed With a Camera (AWC) Fellowship, a program founded to guide the next generation of Asian & 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.

In this program


AFTERIMAGES

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.

A CURE FOR ALL THINGS

Directed by Katherine Chou

A young woman finds a mysterious vial in her late mother’s fridge, transforming her into their ancestors and descendants.

BACK TO THE SOURCE

Directed by Sandra Carbonell-Kiamtia

Sandra’s father feels increasingly foreign in his home country as globalization changes the country’s cultural landscape.

COFFEE TALKING OUT OF COFFINS

Directed by NamQuyen Le

JR Kuo recounts his experience with the US immigration system, and the mental health issues that resulted from it.

CRASHING WHEELS ON CONCRETE

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.

ETA

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.

HERSELVES

Directed by Kristy Choi

As the filmmaker imagines her mother’s life before motherhood, questions of freedom, authorship, and filial responsibility emerge.

HOME

Directed by King Lu

An elderly Chinese grandma wakes up in a motel room in America, with no recollection of how she got there.

MANGO BABY

Directed by serena violet hodges

A glimpse at a grandparent’s extension of care through sharing mango.

THANK YOU, COME AGAIN

Directed by Nirav Bhakta

An undocumented convenience store clerk crashes into his subconscious as he grieves the death of his father.

Dates & Times
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Thursday | September 30, 2021
5:00 pm

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