ASIAN AMERICAN STORIES OF RESILIENCE AND BEYOND

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Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A

The Asian American Documentary Network (A-Doc) together with WORLD Channel and Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) have co-produced Asian American Stories of Resilience and Beyond for release in 2022, a series of 7 documentary shorts that move beyond the pandemic and reflect the complexities of AAPI experiences in this critical moment. While Asian Americans have faced a double pandemic of COVID-19 and anti-Asian racism, the rise of solidarity efforts within Asian American and other BIPOC communities gives us moments of joy, resilience, and hope as we rebuild our lives.
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In this program


IN LIVING MEMORY

Directed by Quyên Nguyen-Le

After the closure of their mother’s nail salon at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, a queer filmmaker works with their mother to recover and articulate the legacy of the salon for their refugee family.

CROSSROADS

Directed by Sarita Khurana

In the aftermath of the FedEx mass shooting in Indianapolis, the Sikh community grieves the loss of four of its members, while navigating the investigation into what happened and why this took place.

MALDITAS

Directed by Bree Nieves

Two Filipinx cousins meet in a cemetery and grapple with what remains of their hometown dreams, after losing one of their fathers to the pandemic.

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 his nursing home.

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 threatens to take it all the way.

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 a biracial family.

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 the 1899-1900 bubonic plague.

Dates & Times
Past
Directors Guild of America

Sun, May 8
2:00 pm

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