Section

Documentary Features

This year’s Documentary Features are distinguished by emerging artists with exciting untold stories as well as subjects which hold super-apt relevancy to our changing worldview(s) today.

Documentary Features

ACCEPTED

Film

ACCEPTED

Directed by Dan Chen
High school seniors in rural Louisiana are pushed to their breaking point at an unconventional school made famous…
Documentary Features, Pacific Cinewaves

CANE FIRE

Film

CANE FIRE

Directed by Anthony Banua-Simon
FREE PROGRAM | An examination of the past and present of the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi.
Documentary Features

THE CELINE ARCHIVE

Film

THE CELINE ARCHIVE

Directed by Celine Parreñas Shimizu
FREE PROGRAM | Adulteress, traitor, heroine, or prey? In 1932, Celine Navarro was buried alive by her community…
Documentary Features

FACELESS

Film

FACELESS

Directed by Jennifer Ngo
An intimate portrayal of four young protestors in Hong Kong struggling to protect their freedom and way of…
Documentary Features

FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK

Film

FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK

Directed by Bobbi Jo Hart
The untold story of a 1960s California garage band co-founded by Filipina Americans... groomed to become the female…
Documentary Features

WHO IS LUN*NA MENOH?

Film

WHO IS LUN*NA MENOH?

Directed by Jeff Mizushima
The life and work of the extraordinary Japanese artist Lun*na Menoh, showcasing her uniquely individual artistic career and…
Documentary Features

MANZANAR, DIVERTED: WHEN WATER BECOMES DUST

Film

MANZANAR, DIVERTED: WHEN WATER BECOMES DUST

Directed by Ann Kaneko
Native Americans, Japanese American WWII incarcerees, and environmentalists fight to defend their land and water from Los Angeles.
Documentary Features, Pacific Cinewaves

OPHIR

Film

OPHIR

Directed by Alexandre Berman, Olivier Pollet
FREE PROGRAM | An extraordinary revolution leading up to the potential creation of the world’s newest nation in…
Documentary Features

LIKE A ROLLING STONE: THE LIFE & TIMES OF BEN FONG-TORRES

Film

LIKE A ROLLING STONE: THE LIFE & TIMES OF BEN FONG-TORRES

Directed by Suzanne Joe Kai
A portrait of Ben Fong-Torres, Rolling Stone's legendary writer and first music editor, during rock and roll's great…
Documentary Features

TRY HARDER!

Film

TRY HARDER!

Directed by Debbie Lum
The reality of the college application process and the intersection of class, race, and opportunity at San Francisco's…
Documentary Features

WE ARE FROM THERE

Film

WE ARE FROM THERE

Directed by Wissam Tanios
FREE PROGRAM | Two Syrian brothers in their mid 20's take a leap of faith and start their…
Documentary Features

WUHAN WUHAN

Film

WUHAN WUHAN

Directed by Yung Chang
A documentation of life at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic during the lockdown in Wuhan, China.