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  • International (2012)

    FIRE IN OUR HEARTS

    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 […]

    LOVE EARTH

    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. […]

    SAY HI TO PENCIL!

    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 […]

    GIFT

    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 […]

    MODERN FAMILY

    Hyun-soo gets a phone call from home in the middle of a meeting. What awaits ahead is an array of mishaps, accidents, fears and murders.

    SHANGHAI LOVE MARKET

    Every weekend in Shanghai’s Peoples’ Park, parents hang posters to match-make their unwed children. Love however has a funny way of changing even the best-laid plans.

    MY SPIRITUAL MEDICINE

    Two white-collar clerks sets up a private radio program in Shanghai, an Otaku lady lives in isolation. Their random fates are linked by the radio.

    THE TELEGRAM MAN

    Adapted from a short story by John Boyne, the award-winning author of “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”, The Telegram Man tells the story of how war inexorably spreads beyond the battlefield.

    ODIUM

    In Al-Zubayr, Iraq, a bloodthirsty American soldier must come to terms with his own humanity when he is forced to face off against an enemy who stands to lose all that he has already lost.

    INVOKING JUSTICE

    A group of women in Southern India attempt to reform a profoundly corrupt and discriminatory judicial system.