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A THOUSAND CARS AT NIGHT LOOKS LIKE A MOVING TRAIN

Film A THOUSAND CARS AT NIGHT LOOKS LIKE A MOVING TRAIN Directed by Colin Wang, Max DeFalco A homeless man, chronic daydreamer, aspiring fisherman, stumbles upon guidance from an eccentric self-help program.

ANNAH LA JAVANAISE

Film ANNAH LA JAVANAISE Directed by Fatimah Tobing Rony In 1893, a 13-year-old girl came to work for French painter Paul Gauguin as his maid and model.…
Documentary Features

BAD AXE

Film BAD AXE Directed by David Siev This raw, slice of life documentary delivers a heart achingly beautiful story of a Cambodian-American family being tested…

beautiful country

Film beautiful country Directed by Jess X. Snow In the height of pandemic, the relationship between an Asian American musician and activist deteriorates as they confront…

CAMBODIA TOWN THRIVES

Film CAMBODIA TOWN THRIVES Directed by Brandon Soun As community members of Cambodia Town face threats of displacement, the Cambodia Town Thrives collaborative was formed to…

CONVERSATIONS AT THE REGISTER

Film CONVERSATIONS AT THE REGISTER Directed by Brandon Soun, Lan Nguyen Community organizing saved KH Supermarket from demolition two years ago, but after a long fight against gentrification, the…

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.

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…

EYES AND HORNS

Film EYES AND HORNS Directed by Chaerin Im The transformation of the over masculine Minotaur, inspired by Picasso’s print series ‘Vollard Suite’, leads to the destruction…

GOOD TASTE

Film GOOD TASTE Directed by Seonjae Kim An Asian woman goes home with an attractive white couple to have a hot threesome, only to discover…

HIDDEN WOUNDS

Film HIDDEN WOUNDS Directed by Richard Lui HIDDEN WOUNDS is a revealing documentary on how to see and talk about mental wellness.

HK UPRISING

Film HK UPRISING Directed by TT Takemoto A tribute to the ongoing protests taking place in Hong Kong.

HOLY COWBOYS

Film HOLY COWBOYS Directed by Varun Chopra In small-town India, where cows are considered sacred, a teenaged boy treads the world of vigilantism to become…

KANG BLUE

Film KANG BLUE Directed by Kyung-Ja (KJ) Lee A 4-year-old Asian girl, separated from her daddy (ER doctor), matures after experiencing COVID-related racism and trauma during…

LONG LINE OF LADIES

Film LONG LINE OF LADIES Directed by Rayka Zehtabchi, Shaandiin Tome Long Line of Ladies is a stigma-breaking, female-directed short documentary that gives viewers a glimpse into the story…

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…

ON ALL FRONTS

Film ON ALL FRONTS Directed by Joua Lee Grande A Minneapolis family navigates difficult conversations about how the violence and racial reckoning of 2020-21 impacted them as…

PLACES AND TIMES

Film PLACES AND TIMES Directed by Minh Nguyen-Vo A filmmaker returns to his homeland to shoot a film as he discovers his childhood is as fictional…

POACHERS

Film POACHERS Directed by Tiffany Lin During the summer before college, two best friends come across a unique business opportunity: illegally harvesting and selling…

RECORDING FOR DODIE

Film RECORDING FOR DODIE Directed by Frances Rubio After fourteen months physically apart, a Filipino daughter struggling with depression finally reunites with her COVID-survivor father at…
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rooted

Film rooted Directed by Mia Kami Rooted reflect the deep connection between people of the Pacific, their land, sea, and their identity.

SUBMITTAN

Film SUBMITTAN Directed by Susumu Kimura A mother's decision for survival takes us into an unflinching view of Submittan, a future city with compromised…

SUBSCRIBE / FOLLOW

Film SUBSCRIBE / FOLLOW Directed by Faroukh Virani A social media influencer code switches his platform, but gets challenged by his peers when they find faults…

SUNRISE IN MY MIND

Film SUNRISE IN MY MIND Directed by Danech San A young beautician working late at night gives into her restrained interest in a deliveryman who spends his…
Animation Programs

THE CHEMICAL FACTORY

Film THE CHEMICAL FACTORY Directed by Drew Leung Immigrant mother retraces her early years in the Chinese Cultural Revolution to her son during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

THE LOOKOUT

Film THE LOOKOUT Directed by J.P. Dobrin A Cambodian American refugee experiences freedom after being behind bars for 20 years. But the potential of deportation…

THE RETURN

Film THE RETURN Directed by Hena Ashraf A writer-director struggles with her profound sense of loss after the sudden death of her father, who dies…
Documentary Features

THIS STAINED DAWN

Film THIS STAINED DAWN Directed by Anam Abbas Karachi’s feminists organise a woman’s march, facing Pakistan’s radical religious right. A philosophical work, This Stained Dawn is…

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.

TO THE LETTER

Film TO THE LETTER Directed by Nirav Bhakta Letters and words escape into the cloudy frustration of an unhoused student struggling to read, until her tutor…

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY

Film TODAY IS WEDNESDAY Directed by Pulkit Datta A day in the life of several Asian Americans at home during the Covid-19 lockdowns.

ZAFAR

Film ZAFAR Directed by Aqsa Altaf, John X Carey A Pakistani immigrant juggles demanding ride share customers while talking on the phone to his mother in Pakistan.