THE LOOK AND SOUND OF TRUTH

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

Whether assembled through home video in Syria, audio recordings in Texas, or with visionary animation from Singapore, these works gently invite you over the traditional line of nonfiction storytelling;

In this program


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 as the film he is making.

TODAY IS WEDNESDAY

Directed by Pulkit Datta

A day in the life of several Asian Americans at home during the Covid-19 lockdowns.

EMPIRE OF MY MELODIOUS MIND

Directed by Jeannette Louie

In the space of a moment, perception embarks on an epic journey through the memories forming the identity of an American born Asian.

THE ABSENCE OF MEMORY

Directed by Brian Yulo Ng

The film collects multiple different memories and recollections of soldiers manifested through animation as a means to recreate the atmosphere of memory.

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 anxiety and domestic claustrophobia.

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 while visiting his homeland of India.

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 for a new freedom.

BORN IN DAMASCUS

Directed by Laura Wadha

After ten years apart, a Scottish filmmaker tries to reconnect with her Syrian cousin, their paths separated by war.

ECHOLOCATION

Directed by Nadia Shihab

An exploration of loss and regeneration told through still images, field recordings, and What’s App voice notes.

Dates & Times
Past
Directors Guild of America

Sat, May 7
7:00 pm

2220 Arts + Archives

Tue, May 10
9:30 pm