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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

The Trees Of Eden

Directed by Dwight Hwang

USA / 2016 / 15 mins / No dialogue / B&W / 16:9, D-Cinema

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Plays In:
Wildest Imagination

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
April 29, 2017 7:00 pm


When Esarhaddon, a cruel Assyrian King conquers an unsuspecting nation, a mysterious old man appears and transforms the king into the image of the defeated, forcing him to experience the life and memories of those he has sought to destroy. Based on and inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s “Esarhaddon, King of Assyria.”

Director's Bio

Dwight Hwang, an animation graduate from CalArts and a recent grad for live-action at USC, won the first place Student Academy Award for Animation in 1999 for his film, “The Reunion”, and was then nominated into the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival 2000 for “GOO”.
He has since worked in both animation and live-action as a storyboard artist and director for feature film, animation and game productions.


Director: Dwight Hwang
Composer: Paolo Greco
Visual Effects: Kazuhito Shimada
Mentor: Jeremy Kagan

Plays in

  1. Wildest Imagination

    Shorts Programs / 84 mins
    From a humble combination of line, movement, and sound, we find some of the most spectacular films. These animated works soar into the heavens; discovering new ways to tell universal stories. — Eseel Borlasa

    In This Program: White Tunnel, Chella Drive, The Trees Of Eden, Hold Me (Ca Caw Ca Caw), Insect Bite, Lola Loleng, Monkey, Cells’ Amusement Park, Remember, swiPed

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Plays In:
Wildest Imagination

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
April 29, 2017 7:00 pm