Family Dynamics, Healing Connections
- Short Film Programs
- 83 mins
Families can be the source of our highest highs and deepest pains, and they profoundly shape our life experiences. These shorts dramatize families of multiple Asian identities, in 4 countries, and across 3 continents. As we journey with them through family celebrations, chance encounters, daily life, and a burglary, we are reminded of the strength and joy that families bring to our own lives.
Program curated by Chetana R. Narasimha Jois
Pre-recorded Q&A available with rental.
In this program
Directed by Tianyi Jiang
On Chinese New Year’s Eve 2019, a young journalist receives the opportunity to report on
COVID-19 in Wuhan, but her mom refuses to let her go.
Directed by Kwang Min Lee
An immigrant youngster from South Korea tries his best to make friends in a new environment. While spending the day with his friend, an unexpected encounter with his father on the street leaves him with a dilemma.
Directed by Prakshi Malik
Disaster brews when Seher gets accepted to a boarding school – a dream come true – on the evening of a big family dinner.
Directed by Jennifer Te Atamira Ward-Lealand
When a burglary goes wrong, a meth addict must choose between his whānau and his next fix.
Directed by Li Anne Liew
One night, three lonely neighbors find themselves in search of connection, forgiveness, and company in an old apartment building.
Directed by Meneka Das
Thirty-something Indian sisters Rumi and Nina journey to London in pursuit of their musical dream – but working at an Indian Takeaway wasn’t part of the plan.
Directed by Mayumi Yoshida
Sarah is celebrating her engagement with her sister Amanda, her parents, fiancé ,and friends at a Chinese restaurant. When a group of racist hecklers shout rude comments and racial slurs at them during karaoke, Father (Baba) must decide what is best for his family.