Filmmakers in attendance!
Film is an archival tool that reflects and preserves our memories, artistic evolution and world events. This selection of stories explores how tradition creates foundation for multiculturalist nations. — Kristen Lee
Community Partner: Tuesday Night Project
In This Program
Tomorrow Mingtian / Shorts Competition, Programmers' Picks / China, USA / 2016 / 14 minsOld Guan, a native Oroqen hunter, goes into the woods to shoot "donkey deer" before his family leaves for America.
Jeremiah Tauamiti / Programmers' Picks / New Zealand / 2016 / 14 minsAn ailing Polynesian matriarch must find the strength to lead her family one last time.
Layla Hanohano-Tripp / USA / 2015 / 5 minsHO'OMAU takes a glimpse into the life of Kapualei Hanohano-Tripp, a passionate Hawaiian language teacher dedicated to the revitalization of the Hawaiian culture. This short documentary showcases Kapualei’s devotion to education in and out of the classroom.
Huay-Bing Law / USA / 2016 / 15 minsA father and daughter look at assisted living facilities after she finds him wandering on the side of the road.
Gori / Japan / 2016 / 20 minsHitoshi has returned to his hometown of Agunishima, Okinawa to introduce his wife, Yuko, to the family. But Yuko is furious when she’s told the reason for the trip home. The true purpose was for the “senkotsu” ceremony—Agunishima’s continuing custom of cleansing the bones of the dead. This is a heartwarming comedy of a disconnected family discovering their true selves through the ceremony of cleansing bones.
Tanin Torabi / Iran / 2016 / 5 minsDance is prohibited in Iran. While it is said to be a sin, there are still many dancers dancing with passion, who bear the restrictions and continue dancing.
Yi Zhong / China / 2016 / 20 minsA young city couple who just moved to the Inner Mongolian steppe one morning find their well completely dried up and their 300 animals waiting to be fed.