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A Peacock Dance

Film

A Peacock Dance

Directed by Emily Eng
An Asian American girl attending Chinese School faces personal obstacles fitting in with her classmates.

A Side of Light

Film

A Side of Light

Directed by Michelle Wu
This short documentary examines how Asian American organizations in Philadelphia are working to keep their communities safe from…
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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 Narratives

axandax

Available to watch
November 5, 2020 7:00 pm - November 15, 2020 11:00 pm

Film

axandax

Directed by Keita Niwa
In an age that quantifies a person’s value, Naomi (an in-home counselor) comes to Jin, who lives in…
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Becoming Eddie

Film

Becoming Eddie

Directed by Lilan Bowden
In 1985 suburban America, a Korean American boy named Yong has trouble fitting in with his classmates, who…
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Feature Documentaries, Pacific Showcase

Between Tides

Available to watch
November 5, 2020 12:00 am - November 15, 2020 12:00 am

Film

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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Bind

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Bind

Directed by Emory Chao Johnson
Jules gets a surprise visit from their mom…and their chest binder.
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Black Ghost Son

Film

Black Ghost Son

Directed by Chris Low
Eddie, a first generation Chinese American, is learning how to become a father and his son, Troy, is…
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Blue Suit

Film

Blue Suit

Directed by Kevin J. Nguyễn
When a surprise party interrupts his plans, an anxious man has to find a moment to confess his…
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Cancel RIMPAC: A Collective Poem

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Cancel RIMPAC: A Collective Poem

Directed by Michael Inouye
Thirteen indigenous poets from Oceania—from Hawaiʻi, Aotearoa, and Guahan—came together to write and record a poem calling for…
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Curtain Call

Film

Curtain Call

Directed by Angel Yau
All the moments I have been on stage in childhood and what that has taught me.
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Feature Documentaries

Curtain Up!

Available to watch
November 5, 2020 12:00 am - November 15, 2020 12:00 am

Film

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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Dark Circle

Film

Dark Circle

Directed by Ritendra Datta
Sometimes there is no darker place than our own thoughts.
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Feature Narratives

Definition Please

Available to watch
November 5, 2020 12:00 am - November 15, 2020 12:00 am

Film

Definition Please

Directed by Sujata Day
A former Scribbs Spelling Bee champion, who lives at home with her ailing mother, must reconcile with her…
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Feature Documentaries

Djembe in the 13 Streets

Available to watch
November 5, 2020 12:00 am - November 15, 2020 12:00 am

Film

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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Dragon Style

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Dragon Style

Directed by Luka Chin
Columbus Park, Chinatown, NYC. Yuyu, an avid Chinese Chess player, must confront herself, her grandpa and a piece…
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Special Presentations, Feature Documentaries

Far East Deep South

Available to watch
November 6, 2020 12:00 am - November 10, 2020 12:00 am

Film

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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First Born

Film

First Born

Directed by Justin Bruce Lee
Determined to gain favor in his family's eyes and match his sister's status, a boy must prove his…
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Gay As In Happy: A Queer Anti-Tragedy

Film

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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Graduation

Film

Graduation

Directed by Robin Wang
Following a graduation celebration, four Chinese must navigate their relationships' future as dictated by the circumstances of life…
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Here We Stay

Film

Here We Stay

Directed by Joon Kim
A man desperate to sell his late mother's house realizes that his childhood home has other plans for…
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Homai

Film

Homai

Directed by Pascale & Julien Marckt
“Let the beat into your body / Let the mana flow right into you.” “Homai” is Vaiteani's celebration…
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In Sync

Film

In Sync

Directed by Eddie Shieh
A young couple walk a fine line while thriving in an open marriage until they catch each other…
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In the Shadow of the Pines

Film

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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Ka Piko

Film

Ka Piko

Directed by Bryson Chun
When his girlfriend dies during childbirth, Makana, a young Hawaiian man, must complete an indigenous birthing ritual with…
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Kama’aina (Child of the Land)

Film

Kama’aina (Child of the Land)

Directed by Kimi Howl Lee
A queer sixteen-year-old girl, Mahina must navigate life on the streets in Oahu, until she eventually finds refuge…
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Keep Saray Home

Film

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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Logan Lee & The Rise of the Purple Dawn

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Logan Lee & The Rise of the Purple Dawn

Directed by Raymond Lai
Just your average Asian-American, coming-of-age, sci-fi, hip-hop stoner comedy about a scratch DJ who discovers a strain of…
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Lucky Girl

Film

Lucky Girl

Directed by Sidi Wang
On the anniversary of her adoption, 9-year-old Esther confronts the duality of her identity when she learns that…
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Magic Kingdom

Film

Magic Kingdom

Directed by Nelson Ng Chak Hei
Kit, a middle-aged single parent, brings his son from Hong Kong to California under the pretence of visiting…
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Make a Wish

Film

Make a Wish

Directed by Dinh Thai
A light-hearted comedy about the sweetest fiancé giving her boyfriend the best birthday present ever.
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Malcolm

Film

Malcolm

Directed by Jimmy Vi
Through the teachings of Malcolm X, a young Asian American college student journeys from self-hate toward self-love.
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Mama Yen

Film

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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Moloka’i Bound

Film

Moloka’i Bound

Directed by Alika Maikau
A wayward young man, recently released from prison, struggles to reconnect with his son and Hawaiian heritage.
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Mo’o!

Film

Mo’o!

Directed by Anela Ling
Two grieving cousins navigate O'ahu's haunted landscape in order to prove the existence of ghosts and the afterlife
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No One Ever Really Dies

Film

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

Film

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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Passage

Film

Passage

Directed by Asavari Kumar
An Indian woman in pursuit of the American dream, revisits her immigration journey.
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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

Film

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…
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Sixteen

Film

Sixteen

Directed by Nahyeon Lee
“Sixteen” is a coming-of-age short film that blends vignettes of domesticity with chaotic K-Pop fantasies in an honest…
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Feature Narratives

Spider Moth Butterfly

Available to watch
November 5, 2020 12:00 am - November 15, 2020 12:00 am

Film

Spider Moth Butterfly

Directed by Alexis Moh
In a traveling circus, whose collective zealous dedication has created a snow-globe reality of 'art above all,' an…

Standing Above the Clouds

Film

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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Stasis

Film

Stasis

Directed by Patrick Nan
A narrative sci-fi short reminiscent of Black Mirror that is set in a dystopian parallel world where Police…
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Still Trying

Film

Still Trying

Directed by Nicole N Nequinto
Alex (25) is finally ready to move out of the house—that is, until her recently divorced mother breaks…
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Tā Moko – Behind the Tattooed Face

Film

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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The Blessing

Film

The Blessing

Directed by Liann Kaye
When a timid, midwestern boy decides to propose to his girlfriend, he has to go through her immigrant,…
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Special Presentations, Feature Documentaries

The Donut King

Film

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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The Kitchlets

Film

The Kitchlets

Directed by Clarisse Chua
What happens when house spirits depend on our well-being to survive?
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The Mark

Film

The Mark

Directed by Devin E. Haqq
A young single mother struggles against ominous forces, which she believes are bent on taking her infant daughter.
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The Mood in the United States Today

Film

The Mood in the United States Today

Directed by Ward Kamel
A young, immigrant live-in caretaker gets roped into a green-card marriage with her elderly patient and must navigate…
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Special Presentations, Feature Narratives

The Paper Tigers

Film

The Paper Tigers

Directed by Bao Tran
A story of three over-the-hill martial artists who are one kick away from pulling their hamstrings. This one’s…
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Feature Documentaries

The Paradise We are Looking For

Available to watch
November 5, 2020 12:00 am - November 15, 2020 12:00 am

Film

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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The Trouble With Cats

Film

The Trouble With Cats

Directed by Tim Schafer
“The Trouble with Cats” follows two sisters, Deena and Mina, through the perils of modern dating in this…
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Tina

Film

Tina

Directed by Gayatri Bahl
“Tina” is a surreal thriller about a woman who goes through self-transformation therapy only to be haunted by…
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Feature Documentaries, Pacific Showcase

Tokyo Hula

Available to watch
November 5, 2020 12:00 am - November 15, 2020 12:00 am

Film

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

Film

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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Unmothered

Film

Unmothered

Directed by Urvashi Pathania
Priyanka is a foul-mouthed and rebellious Indian American college student. When her mother tragically dies, Priyanka believes she…
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Valley

Film

Valley

Directed by Allen Zhang Tran
Two childhood friends ditch school during their senior year. What starts as a day of teenage frivolity ends…
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Within Their Gates

Film

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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Yuan Yuan and the Hollow Monster

Film

Yuan Yuan and the Hollow Monster

Directed by Catherine Chen
Eight-year-old Yuan Yuan is determined to protect her newest pet, a tiny turtle named Lucy, at all costs—even…