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2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Documentary Feature Competition

This year’s Documentary Competition is distinguished by emerging artists with exciting untold stories as well as subjects which hold super-apt relevancy to our changing worldview(s) today.


  1. ANOTE’S ARK

    Matthieu Rytz / Documentary Feature Competition / Canada / 2018 / Documentary, Environmental, Human Rights, Pacific Islander / 77 mins
    Due to climate change, Kiribati, a Pacific atoll republic, will be submerged. ANOTE'S ARK explores what it takes to migrate an entire nation with dignity.
    ANOTE’S ARK

    Downtown Independent
    May 6, 2018 5:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  2. CALL HER GANDA

    PJ Raval / Documentary Feature Competition / Philippines, USA / 2018 / Documentary, Human Rights, International, LGBTQIA+, Mystery, Social Issues / 95 mins
    When a Filipina transwoman is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women galvanize a politicial uprising, taking on hardened histories of US imperialism.

    Preceded by: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY

    CALL HER GANDA

    AMC Dine-in Sunset 5
    May 4, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  3. CORRIDOR FOUR

    Stephen Tringali / Documentary Feature Competition / USA / 2017 / Documentary, History, Music, Pacific Islander, Social Issues / 80 mins
    CORRIDOR FOUR challenges the image of the American hero in a heartfelt portrait of decorated Pentagon 9/11 first-responder, Isaac Ho’opi’i.

    Preceded by: FIFTEEN YEARS LATER


  4. ISLAND SOLDIER

    Nathan Fitch / Documentary Feature Competition / Afghanistan, Micronesia, USA / 2017 / Action, Documentary, Human Rights, Pacific Islander / 85 mins
    The untold story of Micronesian citizens fighting America’s wars at high rates per capita.
    ISLAND SOLDIER

    Tateuchi Democracy Forum @ JANM
    May 5, 2018 6:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  5. MINDING THE GAP

    Bing Liu / Documentary Feature Competition / USA / 2018 / Coming of Age, Documentary, Social Issues, Sports / 93 mins
    Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.
    MINDING THE GAP

    Downtown Independent
    May 5, 2018 4:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  6. SCIENCE FAIR

    Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster / Documentary Feature Competition / USA / 2018 / Coming of Age, Social Issues / 90 mins
    Nine high school students from disparate corners of the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and hormones on their quest to win the international science fair. Only one can be named "Best in Fair."
    SCIENCE FAIR

    Regal L.A. Live - Theatre 10
    May 8, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    SCIENCE FAIR

    CGV Cinemas - Theatre 3
    May 10, 2018 12:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  7. ULAM: MAIN DISH

    Alexandra Cuerdo / Documentary Feature Competition / USA / 2017 / Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Food, History, International, Pacific Islander / 80 mins
    The first and only American documentary following the rise of the Filipino food movement via chefs crossing over to the center of the American table.
    ULAM: MAIN DISH

    Aratani Theatre
    May 6, 2018 4:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets