Realms of Remembrance
- Short Film Programs
- 47 mins
Ghosts of half-forgotten places, blips of hidden history, and echoes of inner lives all swirl and dance together in this collage of experimental shorts tied together by their focus on dreams, memory, and longing for what’s been lost. Through captured sound and moving image we can perhaps hold onto those fleeting moments and thoughts, however real or unreal they may be.
Program curated by Arzhang Zafar
Pre-recorded Q&A available with rental.
In this program
The Walk Home
Directed by Chenjing Liaw
A woman reminisces about her magical childhood walks home from school in Philadelphia.
Nanay Cleo’s Dream
Directed by Jon Cuyson
Envisioning her seafarer son in danger, Nanay Cleo, a visually impaired Babaylan – a pre-colonial Filipino shaman – summons her power to protect him at all costs.
Reflections on Captured Memory
Directed by Brandon Vanbach
A personal rumination on the relationship – or lack thereof – between a Vietnamese immigrant mother and her American-born son
The Feeling of Being Close to You
Directed by Ash Goh Hua
Documenting an attempt at healing the trauma of touch between mother and child.
Empire of My Melodious Mind
Directed by Jeannette Louie
In the space of a moment, inside a cabinet, perception embarks on an epic journey through the terrain of memories that form the identity of an American-born Asian.
state of being
Directed by Ouree Lee
A reflection on growing up in Kentucky as a Korean American woman.