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Directed by Emory Chao Johnson

Video, illustration, and animation are combined in this intimate portrait of an international art student studying abroad in the United States.Drawing on artist profile and gender journey films, F1-100 is a transnational meditation through time and space of a young artist carrying a heavy burden.

Directed by Emory Chao Johnson
Produced by Farrah Su

About the filmmaker: Emory Chao Johnson (they/them) is an artist settled on the land of the Tongva working primarily in documentary. Their approach to filmmaking is grounded in empathy and compassion. “F1-100”, Emory’s latest documentary short, had its world premiere at CAAMFest 2021 and received the Loni Ding Award for Social Issue Documentary. The film was also awarded a special mention at Palm Springs ShortFest and Outfest Los Angeles. Emory is currently working towards completing their MFA at UCLA.

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