Armed With a Camera vol. 2020
- Shorts Programs
- 77 mins
FREE/PAY WHAT YOU CAN
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
BACK TO THE SOURCE
Directed by Sandra Lucille
Sandra’s father feels increasingly foreign in his home country as globalization changes the country’s cultural landscape.
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.
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.
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.
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.