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Documentary

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ATOMIC CAFÉ: The Noisiest Corner in J-Town

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ATOMIC CAFÉ: The Noisiest Corner in J-Town

Directed by Akira Boch, Tadashi Nakamura
In the late 1970’s, when L.A.’s punk rock scene was exploding, an unlikely family-owned restaurant in Little Tokyo…
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Feature Documentaries, Pacific Showcase

Between Tides

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Between Tides

Directed by Masa Fox
"Between Tides" explores the stories of a postwar multi-ethnic Bonin Islander community torn apart and re-bonded by history.
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Feature Documentaries

Curtain Up!

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Curtain Up!

Directed by Hui Tong, Kelly Ng
Curtain Up! follows elementary school kids in New York's Chinatown as they prepare for the musical production of…
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Feature Documentaries

Djembe in the 13 Streets

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Djembe in the 13 Streets

Directed by Kwong Yin Brian Hung
In recent years, more and more Africans have settled down in Hong Kong. Local people may wonder, “How…
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Feature Documentaries

Dream in Silence

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Dream in Silence

Directed by Xin Huang, Ye Bao
A Group of young Chinese filmmaker decide to help an elderly Taiwanese immigrant in New York City to…
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Special Presentations, Feature Documentaries

Far East Deep South

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Far East Deep South

Directed by Larissa Lam
A Chinese-American family’s search for their roots leads them to the Mississippi Delta, where they stumble upon surprising…
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Gay As In Happy: A Queer Anti-Tragedy

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Gay As In Happy: A Queer Anti-Tragedy

Directed by Jordana Valerie Allen-Shim
An experimental auto-ethnographical documentary about queer joy, resistance, and resilience in the face of abuse, trauma, and transphobia.
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In Passing (風不太冷)

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In Passing (風不太冷)

Directed by Esther Cheung
A portrait of seventies Hong Kong as my parents remember it.
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In the Shadow of the Pines

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In the Shadow of the Pines

Directed by Anne Koizumi
Filmmaker Anne Koizumi explores the childhood shame she felt about her Japanese immigrant father, who worked as a…
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Journeys to Freedom: The Vietnamese Refugee Story

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Journeys to Freedom: The Vietnamese Refugee Story

Directed by Melodee Mercer, Tom Daly
A view of the Vietnam War from the perspective of Vietnamese refugees who escaped by boat, giving up…
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Keep Saray Home

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Keep Saray Home

Directed by Brian Redondo
ICE doesn’t just separate families at the border. In the outskirts of Boston, three families face the impending…
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Mama Yen

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Mama Yen

Directed by Jiale Hu
How a Vietnam War refugee has lost, found, and brought the taste of home for others in American…
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No One Ever Really Dies

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No One Ever Really Dies

Directed by Anika Kan Grevstad, Mari Young
A celebration of the life of Jun Takahashi: an 84-year-old Tokyo native with an eccentric way of looking…
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Parental Guidance Suggested

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Parental Guidance Suggested

Directed by Dane Neves
Everything you always wanted to know about your gay child…but were afraid to ask.
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Providence

Film

Providence

Directed by Daniel Lee
A family in Seoul visits the father, and in doing so, recounts a complicated family history.
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Sing Me A Lullaby

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Sing Me A Lullaby

Directed by Tiffany Hsiung
Captured over 14 years and across two continents. A daughter’s search for her mother’s birth parents unravels the…

Standing Above the Clouds

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Standing Above the Clouds

Directed by Jalena Keane-Lee
Standing Above the Clouds follows Native Hawaiian mother-daughter activists as they stand to protect their sacred mountain Mauna…
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Tā Moko – Behind the Tattooed Face

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Tā Moko – Behind the Tattooed Face

Directed by Mick Andrews and David Atkinson
Maori face tattooing is a tradition that almost died out through colonization. Bernard and Sapphire show their passion…
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Special Presentations, Feature Documentaries

The Donut King

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The Donut King

Directed by Alice Gu
Everything you thought you knew about the donut begins with Ted Ngoy. This is the unlikely story of…
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Feature Documentaries

The Paradise We Are Looking For

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The Paradise We Are Looking For

Directed by Joseph Mangat, Norbert Shieh, Quyên Nguyen-Le, R.J. Lozada
Four stories about immigrant cultures, self-expression, and living between borders and the military, as seen through the eyes…
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Feature Documentaries, Pacific Showcase

Tokyo Hula

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Tokyo Hula

Directed by Lisette Marie Flanary
TOKYO HULA explores the explosive popularity of the hula dance in Japan from both Native Hawaiian and Japanese…
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Transplant

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Transplant

Directed by Zheyu Liang
What does it feel like to be a stranger in a country that you’ve lived in for twenty…
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Special Presentations, Feature Documentaries

Who Killed Vincent Chin?

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Who Killed Vincent Chin?

Directed by Christine Choy, Renee Tajima-Peña
This Academy-Award nominated film is a powerful statement about racism in working-class America. It relates the stark facts…
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Why Don’t You Eat More?

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Why Don’t You Eat More?

Directed by George Du, Sinclair Neff
A quiet, up-close reflection on masculinity and the meaning of the word "skinny”—delicately captured on 16mm film.
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Within Their Gates

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Within Their Gates

Directed by Matthew Goriachkovsky
Japanese American concentration camp survivor, Yukio Shimomura, recounts the anguish of his captivity during World War II.
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YAI NIN

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YAI NIN

Directed by Champ Ensminger
Ninlawan Pinyo is the matriarch of a Thai American family who hustled for her fortune by founding a…