• THIS AMERICAN LIFE

    A slice of American life.

    FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH

    Written and directed by talented youths between the ages of 15 and 21, this program is filled with shorts reflecting youth culture today.

    I AM AN ASIACAN

    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 […]

    LOVE LIFE, LIVE YOUR DREAMS

    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 […]

    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 […]

    THE ASCENSION

    Director Gershon Sng | HongKong | 6 min A beggar comes upon a box with the power to change his life for the better. However, to his horror, upon witnessing the box’s power, his fellow beggers plot against him to obtain it. Eventually, they realize that the box is more than what it seems, leaving the […]

    ADIOS

    Director Akshay Akkineni| India | 7 min Every human being has his or her own ways of escape from the complexities of the contemporary world. One such young man tries to find solace in an isolated space, only to realize that his own soul has other plans for him in a colorful world. How colorful […]

    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 […]

    BIG CITY, SMALL TOWN

    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 […]