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 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 [...]
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.
Based on the true story of Stanley Hayami, a talented Japanese-American teenager caught between his dream of becoming an artist and his duty to his country during WWII.
A group of women in Southern India attempt to reform a profoundly corrupt and discriminatory judicial system.
Tender, intellectual, and reflective, director/writer Eliaichi Kimaro explores her intricate identity as a Tanzanian-Korean mixed-race, first-generation American in her award-winning documentary.
In Yuba City, California, the arson of a mosque built with the dedication and commitment of the Pakistani community has remained unsolved.