Filmmakers in attendance!
Recall those grade school projects where we had to construct stories in a shoebox? These directors ignite our affective memory with miniature scenery, childhood innocence and vapor tea pots. — Kristen Lee
Community Partners: Chinatown Community for Equitable Development (CCED), Flash Cuts, Chinese American Museum
In This Program
Gail Gutierrez / USA / 2016 / 20 minsThe professionalization of nursing in the Philippines originates from early twentieth century American colonialism. SAMPAGUITA LOVE explores a sisterhood of Filipina nurses, and honors the beauty in their resilience.
Yoyo Li / Shorts Competition / China, USA / 2016 / 19 minsDuring the Chinese government's national campaign on "equal" education, the different realities of a city boy and a countryside boy are revealed as they both go to school.
Ellie Wen / Hong Kong, USA / 2016 / 10 minsA personal documentary capturing a conversation between a mother and daughter that brings them closer.
Tina Takemoto / USA / 2016 / 5 minsAn oblique portrait of gay Japanese American actor, Sab Shimono, whose work on stage and screen spans more than five decades. The grammatology of his career attests to conflicting lexicons of race, representation, and selfhood.
Alisa Yang / Shorts Competition, Programmers' Picks / Japan / 2016 / 9 minsNarrating the collective and personal memory of three generations of Asian women though the lens of Japanese love hotels.
Patrick Chen / USA / 2016 / 5 minsDuring the course of his meal, a loyal patron reminisces into his past memories at his favorite restaurant one last time.
James Q. Chan / Shorts Competition, Programmers' Picks / USA / 2016 / 32 minsFOREVER, CHINATOWN is the story of unknown, self-taught 81-year-old artist Frank Wong who has spent the past four decades recreating his fading memories by building romantic, extraordinarily detailed miniature models of the San Francisco Chinatown rooms of his youth.