Our Deepest Bonds: Family Shorts

A loving glance. A warm embrace. Laughter and grief. These are just some of the things we share with those many of us love most: the ones we call our family. These heartwarming family shorts portray the deep, complex bonds that we form with our loved ones.

Program curated by David Tanh, Tyler Wan, and Selena Yip

LIVE Q&A on 11/07 at 6:15 P.M. EST

In this program

Film Still from Salt


Directed by David Chai

An irritated little brother and his bossy older sister come to learn that saying “I love you” doesn’t always mean saying “I love you.”

Film still from Pua Warriors

Pua Warriors

Directed by Sophia Whalen

“Pua Warriors” is an animated action film about magical girls Leilani, Ayaka, and Jasmine who need to prevent a sludge monster from destroying their hometown on Hawai’i island.

Film still from The Pākalā Kids

The Pākalā Kids

Directed by Gavin Arucan

On the run from their home in the rustic plantation town of Pākalā Village, two best friends, Lani and Dixie, embark on a journey up Waimea Canyon.

Film still from Seeds


Directed by Denise Zhou

Desperate to salvage her less-than-remarkable 13th birthday, Georgia plots an escape to the crowded streets of Brooklyn with her little sister Cassie in tow.

Film still from Lola's Work

Lola’s Work

Directed by Richard O'Connor

After years of labor in the Philippines, Crescenciana Tan came to the U.S. to help raise her grandchildren, who called her Lola. At StoryCorps, her grandson, Kenneth Tan, told his mother Olivia Tan Ronquillo about the greatest lesson Lola taught him.

Film still from Red Junior and the Wolf

Red Junior and the Wolf

Directed by Winnie Wu

In a fairytale world, Red Riding Hood’s granddaughter is best friends with Wolfie, a young wolf. Granny Red doesn’t like wolves because of her past experience, but Wolfie is nothing like the infamous Big Bad Wolf.

Film still from Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Directed by Shiyue Xu

Throughout Tommy’s life, the song “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” has undergone many changes that mirror his journey through the different stages of his life.