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2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

International Documentary Feature Competition

Our International Documentary Feature Competition highlights new films and filmmakers from around the world. We look forward to bringing you films that exemplify the global multiplicity we live in.


  1. ANGKAR

    Neary Adeline Hay / International Documentary Feature Competition / France / 2017 / Documentary / 71 mins
    Khonsaly meets his former Khmer Rouge persecutors in the obscure village, where they lived together for four years.

    Preceded by: THREE BOYS MANZANAR


  2. BECOMING WHO I WAS

    Jin Jeon, Moon Chang-Yong / International Documentary Feature Competition / India, South Korea / 2017 / Documentary / 99 mins
    A boy goes on an epic journey to discover his past, in a story of profound faith and unconditional love.

  3. CHINA’S FORGOTTEN DAUGHTERS

    Meng Han, Vincent Du / International Documentary Feature Competition / China / 2017 / Documentary, Family, Human Rights, Social Issues, Women / 70 mins
    FREE PROGRAM. A portrait of the human cost of China's one-child policy.

    Preceded by: DEAR MOTHER

    CHINA’S FORGOTTEN DAUGHTERS

    CGV Cinemas - Theatre 3
    May 10, 2018 2:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  4. THE CLEANERS

    Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck / International Documentary Feature Competition / Brazil, Germany / 2018 / Documentary, Human Rights, International, Social Issues, Technology / 88 mins
    Compassionately portraying the Filipino workers who comb through thousands of online images in the dark of night, THE CLEANERS exposes the dark side of information technology.
    THE CLEANERS

    Regal L.A. Live - Theatre 13
    May 7, 2018 6:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  5. LATE LIFE: THE CHIEN-MING WANG STORY

    Frank W. Chen / International Documentary Feature Competition / Taiwan, USA / 2018 / Documentary, Sports / 99 mins
    Carrying the burden of "Pride of Taiwan" on his anchor plated shoulder, the reticent national icon attempts his one last shot at baseball glory.
    LATE LIFE: THE CHIEN-MING WANG STORY

    Regal L.A. Live - Theatre 12
    May 9, 2018 6:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  6. PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE

    Hao Wu / International Documentary Feature Competition / China, USA / 2018 / Animation, Documentary, International, Social Issues, Technology / 95 mins
    Two internet celebrities seek fame, fortune and human connection in China’s red-hot live streaming world.
    PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE

    Downtown Independent
    May 5, 2018 6:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  7. SINGING WITH ANGRY BIRD

    Hyewon Jee / International Documentary Feature Competition / South Korea / 2016 / Documentary, Family, Music, Social Issues, Student / 88 mins
    FREE PROGRAM. A Korean choir master struggles to put together a concert of his choir children and their parents in Pune, India.
    SINGING WITH ANGRY BIRD

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