Section

Feature Documentaries

This year’s documentary selections give insight on the world’s past, present, and future.

Film Still from A Sexplanation
Special Presentations, Feature Documentaries

A Sexplanation

Available to watch
November 14, 2021 7:00 pm - November 15, 2021 7:00 pm

Film

A Sexplanation

Directed by Alex Liu
From neuroscience labs to church pews, A Sexplanation features provocative conversations with psychologists, sex researchers—and even a Jesuit…
Film Still from Cane Fire
Feature Documentaries, Pacific Showcase

Cane Fire

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

Cane Fire

Directed by Anthony Banua-Simon
Cane Fire examines the past and present of the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi, interweaving four generations of family…
Film still from George Nakashima, Woodworker
Feature Documentaries

George Nakashima, Woodworker

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

George Nakashima, Woodworker

Directed by John Nakashima
A modernist architect during the Great Depression sets out on global journey to find his reason for being.…
Film still from Ek Tha Gaon (Once Upon A Village)
Feature Documentaries

Once Upon A Village

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

Once Upon A Village

Directed by Srishti Lakhera
In the Himalayan foothills, an 80- year- old woman and a 19-year-old girl are two of the seven…
Film still from the Celine Archive
Feature Documentaries

The Celine Archive

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

The Celine Archive

Directed by Celine Parreñas Shimizu
What does it mean to be descendants of gendered violence? The Celine Archive is an act of journalism,...
Film still from the Nodey Process
Feature Documentaries

The Nodey Process

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

The Nodey Process

Directed by Maël Lê-Hurand and Vincent Nguyên aka Francis Cutter
In the midst of an identity crisis, French Vietnamese hip-hop producer Nodey decides to leave his native Paris…
Film still from The Six
Feature Documentaries

The Six

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

The Six

Directed by Arthur Jones
The untold story of RMS Titanic's Chinese survivors.
Film still from Try Harder!
Feature Documentaries

Try Harder!

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

Try Harder!

Directed by Debbie Lum
At Lowell High School - San Francisco’s iconic #1 public high school with a majority Asian American student…
Film Still from Who Is Lunna Menoh?
Feature Documentaries

Who is Lun*na Menoh?

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

Who is Lun*na Menoh?

Directed by Jeff Mizushima
Who Is Lun*na Menoh" follows the life and work of the extraordinary Japanese artist, Lun*na Menoh, showcasing her…
Film still from Wuhan Wuhan
Special Presentations, Feature Documentaries

Wuhan Wuhan

Available to watch
November 5, 2021 7:00 pm - November 9, 2021 11:59 pm

Film

Wuhan Wuhan

Directed by Yung Chang
Unfolding at the height of the pandemic, Wuhan Wuhan offers unprecedented access into the peak of the pandemic…