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- Documentary Programs, Shorts Programs
- 92 mins
Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A.
Powerful non fiction storytelling roots us in place and identity. These short form works travel you around the world, documenting personal stories here and abroad. Pack your bags to get to meet: two siblings the Solomon Islands navigating a conservative town in rural Georgia, 3 generations of activists in New York, a grandmother’s flower nursery and more.
Directors will be in attendance for these LA Premieres.
In this program
NOWHERE BUT HERE
Directed by Brandon Soun
With the help of her community, Kanley Souet-Pich organizes to save her husband from being wrongfully deported to Cambodia.
GRANDPA CHERRY BLOSSOM
Directed by Maddox Chen
The life of Francis Uyematsu, from his journey creating a successful flower nursery in America to his time at the Manzanar Internment Camp.
NǍI NAI & WÀI PÓ (GRANDMA & GRANDMA)
Directed by Sean Wang
Nǎi Nai is my grandma. Wài Pó is also my grandma. Together, they are a grandma super team that dances, stretches, and farts their sorrows away.
Directed by Jireh Deng
A transgender Japanese American elder shares her journey as an attorney fighting for civil rights in Los Angeles.
TRENTON: TO THE MOON & BACK
Directed by Josh Leong
Two indigenous brothers from the Solomon Islands escape a cult posing as a leadership training organization, finding refuge in a small, conservative town in rural Georgia.
FINDING OUR WILD
Directed by Sid Gopinath & Aditya Joshi
On a long overdue camping trip, Prabha and his son Sid find themselves working through feelings about immigration, fatherhood, and aging.
THEY CALL ME SUKI
Directed by M.G. Evangelista
Suki Terada Ports, a Japanese American elder, and activist takes her habitual bus downtown to join a conversation of identity and belonging between three generations of AAPI activists and storytellers.