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WE ARE MORE!

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

WE ARE MORE! takes all of your assumptions and throws them out the window. The father who’ll let nothing stand in his way to fight for his daughter. The artist who overcomes feeling divided in their identity. The politician who defies all expectations. These are just a few of the short documentary stories in this collection that take you on a journey of resilience, hope, and the human capacity to overcome the limitations presented in the world. 

In this program


ART21: CHRISTINE SUN KIM

Directed by Chiemi Karasawa

A portrait of artist Christine Sun Kim and her practice.

DUCKWORTHY

Directed by M.G. Evangelista

A candid conversation with Senator Ladda Tammy Duckworth, army veteran, mother, one of only two AAPI senators currently serving in the United States Congress.

I WOULD’VE BEEN HAPPY

Directed by Jordan Wong

An attempt to map a fraught relationship through the use of intricately coded pictographs and schematic abstractions applied onto glazed ceramic tiles and quilted cyanotype fabric. The aesthetics of architectural language are used to reconstruct memories of my family’s domestic spaces in the hope to uncover logic to a broken home.

KOWLOON!

Directed by Erin Ramirez, Mona Xia

As the biggest Chinese restaurant in the US, Kowloon represents the Wong family’s American Dream come true. However, as third-generation owners Bobby Wong and his brothers approach their seventies, they consider the weight of their family and community legacy.

MERCY

Directed by Xinyue Wu

After losing her leg, a young girl becomes a passionate advocate for disability rights, facing unexpected challenges in her fight for a more inclusive society.

PLASTIC – A LOVE LETTER TO THE ESTRANGED

Directed by Va'a Magalogo

A short doco that shares a universal struggle of someone who struggled to find their place in their culture.

RALPH & BUG

Directed by Christine Thomas Yoon

A former drug dealer turned “Urban Dad” group leader navigates unjust housing conditions with his eleven-year-old daughter in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

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