Genre

History

154 DAYS

Film

154 DAYS

Directed by Hana Tong
The Congressional Gold Medal was awarded to the Chinese American Veterans of World War II in recognition of…
Documentary Features

80 YEARS LATER

Film

80 YEARS LATER

Directed by Celine Parreñas Shimizu
80 YEARS LATER explores the racial inheritance of Japanese American family incarceration during World War II through multigenerational…

A SHADOW FOLLOWING THE LIGHT IN THE LITTLE TOKYO RIVER

Film

A SHADOW FOLLOWING THE LIGHT IN THE LITTLE TOKYO RIVER

Directed by Jeff Chop
Tongva/ Kizh talk stories, tales told by Mexicans and later, Issei settlers, told again and again, the legends…
VC Presents

CLAIMING A VOICE: THE VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS STORY

Film

CLAIMING A VOICE: THE VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS STORY

Directed by Arthur Dong
Claiming A Voice: The Visual Communications Story is a one-hour documentary chronicling the twenty-year history of the first…

DEAR CORKY

Film

DEAR CORKY

Directed by Curtis W Chin
For over fifty years, Corky Lee photographed New York's Chinatown, and Asian American communities around the country.

DEAR NANAY

Film

DEAR NANAY

Directed by Frances Grace Mortel
A love letter explores the filmmaker's early memories in the Philippines and her search for refuge from pandemic…

EIEN

Film

EIEN

Directed by Emily Okamoto, Krystal Matsuyama-Tsai
Informed by the Japanese internment during World War II, 永遠 Eien (meaning “forever”) explores a processing of our…

EUREKA

Film

EUREKA

Directed by Miida Chu
A young indentured Chinese prostitute must overcome her toxic dependency on the brothel madam on the eve of…
Documentary Features

FREE CHOL SOO LEE

Film

FREE CHOL SOO LEE

Directed by Julie Ha & Eugene Yi
Incorporating extensive archival footage with poignant interviews, the documentary recounts the landmark movement sparked by Chol Soo Lee’s…

FREEDOM SWIMMER

Film

FREEDOM SWIMMER

Directed by Olivia Martin-McGuire
The story of a grandfather’s perilous swim from China to Hong Kong that parallels his granddaughter’s own quest…

HERE IN MANZANAR

Film

HERE IN MANZANAR

Directed by Steve Nagano
Los Manzaneros” is a loose knit group of multi-racial educators/political activists, and artists, who been connected by over…

HONOR, RECOGNITION, AND RESPECT

Film

HONOR, RECOGNITION, AND RESPECT

Directed by George Wada
Armed with a 48-star American flag, a Santa Clara judge of Guamanian descent — inspired by judge Roberta…

I FEEL WITH MY HEART

Film

I FEEL WITH MY HEART

Directed by Mitch Maki
A half Mexican and half Japanese American veteran of WWII, meets the son of a Nisei veteran who…

KUBOTA TO THE CHINESE POETS DETAINED ON ANGEL ISLAND

Film

KUBOTA TO THE CHINESE POETS DETAINED ON ANGEL ISLAND

Directed by Don Bannai
Hideo Kubota was a Hawaii Nisei who was arrested at the start of WWII by the FBI. He…

MY CHINATOWN, WITH ALOHA

Film

MY CHINATOWN, WITH ALOHA

Directed by Kimberlee Bassford
Fourth-generation Chinese American explores her family’s relationship to Honolulu Chinatown and the parallels between the COVID-19 pandemic and…
Pacific Cinewaves

SAVING HAWAII SIGN LANGUAGE

Film

SAVING HAWAII SIGN LANGUAGE

Directed by Corinne Chin
Deaf Hawaiians once had their own language: Hawaii Sign Language (HSL). For HSL's last remaining users, it's a…

SONG OF SIBERIA

Film

SONG OF SIBERIA

Directed by Bryan Takeda
The history of Japanese Americans is as diverse as the community itself. Following their surrender at the end…
Pacific Cinewaves

TAPA: THE CLOTH THAT BINDS US

Film

TAPA: THE CLOTH THAT BINDS US

Directed by Nancy Thompson
An artistic look at one of the South Pacific Islands’ age old traditional practices of creating tapa cloth,…

to peer through veils

Film

to peer through veils

Directed by Marissa Osato
An internal awakening to the shadows of history in Little Tokyo and WWII-era Bronzeville.
Documentary Features, Special Presentations

WATERMAN

Film

WATERMAN

Directed by Isaac Halasima
Surfing legend. Olympic superstar. Hawaiian Icon. American hero.