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

Documentary is even more powerful when it is anchored to a place, region or neighborhood. Travel around the world with these films that take you to: reflections of the Topaz War Relocation Center, to a very rare access into a Hindu nationalist group in India, and to the homes of Karuk tribe in Northern California and more.

In this program


SAVING HAWAII SIGN LANGUAGE

Directed by Corinne Chin

Deaf Hawaiians once had their own language: Hawaii Sign Language (HSL). For HSL’s last remaining users, it’s a race against time.

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.

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 a savior of the holy cow.

SINCERELY MINÉ OKUBO

Directed by Yuka Murakami

Biographical film on the career of Japanese-American artist Miné Okubo, who is best known for “Citizen 13660” (1946) a graphic memoir chronicling the WWII incarceration.

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 Cambodian American market is ending its chapter.

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 of the Karuk tribe of Northern California.

Dates & Times
Past
Directors Guild of America

Sun, May 8
7:00 pm