Director Jesus Olvera | USA | 10 min Director Jesus Olvera captures how a Mexican teen overcomes his insecurities and struggles by joining a dance club that previously only had Asian members. The group, which is finally named “Asiacans”, shows how two different cultures can bond together as one. Screening: August 4, 2012, 1:30pm Museum of […]
Director Anthony Anglin Jr. | USA | 5 min Directed by 17-year-old Tony Anglin, this short documentary interweaves interviews and live performances of the young artist Craig Furnivall, based in San Diego, who talks about how music is the passion and aspiration of his life. Screening: August 4, 2012, 1:30pm Museum of Chinese in America Playing as […]
Director Jayshree Janu Kharpade | India | 27 min Jayshree Janu Kharpade was born to an indigenous family (aka tribals) that have been disenfranchised at the very bottom of India’s poverty ladder. With a strong courage to learn and conviction to give back to others, Jayshree illuminates the tenacious efforts of the tribal union for the […]
Director Chien-chun Tseng and Yu-hsuan Tseng | Taiwan | 3 min Through the eyes of children you will discover that the most obscure is the most wonderful, beautiful and interesting. Using found objects and recyclables, this animation presents the imaginative scenes of the natural landscapes and animals that constantly remind us to cherish the Earth we inhabit. […]
Director Thanh Huynh and Phuong Ah | Vietnam | 5 min Mixing clay animation and live action, this fabulous short depicts how a bunch of pens attempt to ostracize the newly-come pencil, only to realize the importance of appreciating each other’s differences. Screening: August 4, 2012, 1:30pm Museum of Chinese in America Playing as part of FOR YOUTH […]
Director Stefanos Tai | USA | 14 min BIG CITY, SMALL TOWN is one 16-year-old’s account of the neighborhood in which he has grown up, and the unsettling changes it has undergone as a result of the real-estate and economic downturns. The film shows the broader human impact of New York City’s residential rent laws in protecting many […]
Director Pang Jia Wei, Ryan Tan Chuan Min | Malaysia | 2 min Every single key on the piano has its own tone, but repeating a single key would only create monotones. The greatest melody is acheived from a collaboration of keys, just as our greatest gift comes from our different nationalities or races. Screening: August […]
Emily is stuck in a repetition of events, a cycle that slowly begins to unravel as she comes to discover where and what she truly is.
In this quirky documentary, an American man and a Chinese woman agree to marry one another, but soon find out the relationship is not what they expected.
Outsider at Home follows filmmaker Danny Lee’s search for the reason behind the continued stereotypical representation of Asian Americans in mainstream media.