Section

Documentary Features

This year’s Documentary Features are distinguished by emerging artists with exciting untold stories as well as subjects which hold super-apt relevancy to our changing worldview(s) today.

Documentary Features

80 YEARS LATER

Film

80 YEARS LATER

Directed by Celine Parreñas Shimizu
80 YEARS LATER explores the racial inheritance of Japanese American family incarceration during World War II through multigenerational…
Documentary Features, Special Presentations

A LONG MARCH

Film

A LONG MARCH

Directed by TS Botkin
Many Philippine migration stories, here in California and across the nation, are linked to the thousands of Filipino…
Documentary Features

BAD AXE

Film

BAD AXE

Directed by David Siev
This raw, slice of life documentary delivers a heart achingly beautiful story of a Cambodian-American family being tested…
Documentary Features

CROSSINGS

Film

CROSSINGS

Directed by Deann Borshay Liem
Thirty women peacemakers, including Gloria Steinem, undertake a risky crossing of the DMZ from North to South Korea…
Documentary Features

DELIKADO

Film

DELIKADO

Directed by Karl Malakunas
Three environmental crusaders confront murder, betrayal and their own demons as they are tested like never before in…
Documentary Features

FREE CHOL SOO LEE

Film

FREE CHOL SOO LEE

Directed by Julie Ha & Eugene Yi
Incorporating extensive archival footage with poignant interviews, the documentary recounts the landmark movement sparked by Chol Soo Lee’s…
Documentary Features

OMOIYARI: A SONG FILM BY KISHI BASHI

Film

OMOIYARI: A SONG FILM BY KISHI BASHI

Directed by Justin Smith, Kaoru Ishibashi
Violinist and songwriter Kishi Bashi travels on a musical journey to understand WWII era Japanese Incarceration, assimilation, and…
Documentary Features

SINGING IN THE WILDERNESS

Film

SINGING IN THE WILDERNESS

Directed by Chen Dongnan
In the mountains of Southern China, a small community of Christian-Miao people have kept their religion and traditions…
Documentary Features, Special Presentations

SURF NATION

Film

SURF NATION

Directed by Jeremiah M. Bogert Jr., Jessica Q. Chen
With surfing being included in the Olympics for the first time, a coming of age story unfolds as…
Documentary Features

THIS STAINED DAWN

Film

THIS STAINED DAWN

Directed by Anam Abbas
Karachi’s feminists organise a woman’s march, facing Pakistan’s radical religious right. A philosophical work, This Stained Dawn is…
Documentary Features, Special Presentations

WATERMAN

Film

WATERMAN

Directed by Isaac Halasima
Surfing legend. Olympic superstar. Hawaiian Icon. American hero.