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Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A
Celebrating its twentieth anniversary the Armed With a Camera (AWC) Fellowship for Emerging Media Artists develops the next generation of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander artists to connect our communities through the power of our stories. This year’s cohort, who gathered during an unprecedented of era social distancing, produced 9 world premieres that tenderly touch upon community movements, family legacy, ancestral connection,
This program is dedicated to Elizabeth Sung. We are deeply grateful to the friends of the Elizabeth Sung who created the Elizabeth Sung Memorial Scholarship Fund to continue her spirit of supporting emerging artists.
In this program
Directed by Evelyn Hang Yin
In the dreamscape of an old Chinatown, Ah Yeh finds home to his granddaughter.
Directed by Ziyao Liu
Unable to attend her mother’s wedding in China due to the pandemic, a Chinese international student struggles to make a video to send her blessing.
Directed by Olivia Stark
Over a FaceTime call during the covid-19 pandemic, a grandfather teaches his 3 granddaughters how to make jook.
Directed by Molvatu Sae-Ue
A homesick Thai immigrant must work multiple jobs in order to pursue her dream in the US.
Directed by Candace Ho
Unpack one Ho’s journey with womanhood, internalized misogyny and sexuality from childhood to adulthood.
Directed by Kitty Hu
a conversational exploration of inner child work through the lens of grief, love and community.
Directed by Iliana Garcia
An intimate portrait of a fourth-generation Mexican Filipino American, as they navigate what it means to inherit an identity rooted in cultural memory.
Directed by Melanie Lim
Combining jazz and Philippine ethnic instruments build the foundation of Winston’s unique musical style, earning him the title as the country’s most influential film composer.
Directed by Brandon Soun
As community members of Cambodia Town face threats of displacement, the Cambodia Town Thrives collaborative was formed to create a better future for their home.