THE LOOK AND SOUND OF TRUTH
- Shorts Programs
- 85 mins
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.
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.
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.
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.
Directed by Nadia Shihab
An exploration of loss and regeneration told through still images, field recordings, and What’s App voice notes.
Dates & Times
Directors Guild of America
Sat, May 7
2220 Arts + Archives
Tue, May 10