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Directed by Kenji Tsukamoto

Cast: Ashima Shiraishi, Chris Sharma, Miko Shiraishi, Poppo Shiraishi

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

ASHIMA is an intimate portrait of elite rock climber Ashima Shiraishi as she travels to South Africa to try to become the youngest person in the world to climb a V14 graded boulder problem. Accompanying Ashima is Poppo, an eccentric, hermit-like, retired avante-garde dancer, who also happens to be her father. Emotional and rooted in character, ASHIMA is a love letter not only to climbing, but to immigrant parents and the realization of the American Dream.

Producer: Minji Chang, Dave Boyle, Roy Choi, Kenji Tsukamoto
Executive Producer: Bryn Mooser, Laura Choi Raycroft, Jean Tsien, David Magdael
Director of Photography: Kenji Tsukamoto
Editor: Samuel J. Rong, Victoria Chalk, Kelly Nickels, Boston McConnoughey
Composer: TOKiMONSTA, Travis Stewart
Sound Designer: Stephen Urata

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