Eric Nakamura, the co-founder/owner of GIANT ROBOT, choose his top picks within The Shorts Program from Asian CineVision’s 2012-2013 National Festival Tour.
This showcase of five short films demonstrate the power of cinema to cross geographical borders and language barriers.
Seven short films about childhood, romance, growing up, and letting go.
A slice of American life.
Written and directed by talented youths between the ages of 15 and 21, this program is filled with shorts reflecting youth culture today.
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.
Set in the beautiful backdrop of Vietnam’s landscape, seven vignettes tell the stories of six women and one man of different ages and at different stages of their lives.
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.
A transgender woman tries to leave her past life as a sex worker but becomes embroiled in the politics of a local election.
A mechanic looking to save his faltering marriage strikes up an unlikely friendship with a Vietnamese-American manicurist.