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- Shorts Programs
- 81 mins
Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A.
Refresh your mind and open your heart with these short films that bring care and experimentation to the documentary form.
In this program
Directed by Rajee Samarasinghe
A haunting collage of pomegranate arils, rural and urban landscapes, family history and mandalas undulate at a crossroads between death and longing.
Directed by Omi Zola Gupta, Sparsh Ahuja
Birdsong is an intimate portrait of the dying whistled language of the Hmong people in northern Laos.
Directed by Yanbin Zhao
An intimate portrayal of love that penetrates through the wounds of language.
Directed by Chisato Hughes
In the county which once boasted it was “free of Chinamen,” Chinese community members search for those who may have survived Humboldt’s 1885 expulsion and 60 years of enforced exclusion– the only known survivor being Charlie Moon, whose descendants are Native tribal members. Framed by the words of a ghost, this hybrid documentary/fiction film alternates between the observational search for ‘the others’ with the appearance of ghosts as the past demands recognition in the present.
Directed by Jalena Keane-Lee
A Chinese American filmmaker invites her mother on a journey of self-discovery and reclamation as they tour the railroad sites built by their ancestors six generations ago.
Directed by Emory Chao Johnson
Complicated memories of the past seep into a quotidian flow despite efforts to move onward.