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Creative Discussions

Join us for these free discussions with Asian diasporic filmmakers, performers, academics, and creatives from all over the world as they share their expertise and experiences.

Aisha Fukushima and Anthony Brown
Creative Discussions

A Conversation with Aisha Fukushima and Anthony Brown

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A Conversation with Aisha Fukushima and Anthony Brown

Join justice strategist and vocalist Aisha Fukushima and composer and activist Anthony Brown for a conversation about shared…
Bhawin Suchak, RahiHasan, and Emily Hong
Creative Discussions

Deconstructing Documentary Filmmaking

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Deconstructing Documentary Filmmaking

Is documentary film a colonial construct? This festival panel aims to turn a critical eye to the documentary…
Treandrea Russworm, Jason Tobin, and Skeme Richards
Creative Discussions

Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting: The Global Impact of Martial Arts Films

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Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting: The Global Impact of Martial Arts Films

From One Armed Swordsman to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to Romeo Must Die, martial arts films have not…
The Kim Loo Sisters
Creative Discussions

From a Midwest City to Chinatowns and Broadway: The Kim Loo Sisters

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From a Midwest City to Chinatowns and Broadway: The Kim Loo Sisters

Daughters of a Chinese “paper son” and a Polish seamstress, the Kim Loo Sisters broke through the bamboo…
CHOPS, Skeme Richards, DJ Rekha, and Jeff Chang
Creative Discussions

Retro-Panel: Reflections on the Evolution of Asian Cultural Influences in the Hip Hop Community

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Retro-Panel: Reflections on the Evolution of Asian Cultural Influences in the Hip Hop Community

PAAFF is proud to present this retrospective livestream of “Reflections on the Evolution of Asian Cultural Influences in...
Sessue Hayakawa and Anna May Wong
Creative Discussions

Seeing Ourselves in Asian American History through Film and Media

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Seeing Ourselves in Asian American History through Film and Media

Asians and Asian Americans have made significant contributions to U.S. film culture since the origins of the medium.…
PAPA's The Magic in Cinema
Creative Discussions, Live Performances

The Magic in World Cinema: A performance and conversation with Shreeyash Palshikar

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The Magic in World Cinema: A performance and conversation with Shreeyash Palshikar

Is there a difference between western and Asian understandings of what is scary? How does the idea of…