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Astonishing Little Feet

Directed by Maegan Houang

Afong Moy, the first documented Chinese woman to come to the United States, realizes the men who separated her from her family only have interest in profiting off the peculiarities of her bound feet.

Directed by Maegan Houang

Director’s Bio: Maegan Houang is a writer/director based in Michigan and Los Angeles. She most recently served as a co-producer on The Sympathizer, wrote episodes for Counterpart and Shōgun, and co-wrote Justin Chon’s feature Jamojaya which premiered at Sundance 2023. She is currently writing Nekrokosm, Panos Cosmatos’ (Mandy) next feature. Maegan has also directed music videos for artists such as Mitski, Vagabon, Hana Vu, Charly Bliss and Skylar Spence. Her short film In Full Bloom starring Kieu Chinh (The Joy Luck Club) premiered on Short of the Week and played at various film festivals including Fantastic Film Festival, Atlanta, New Orleans, Nite Hawk, Indie Memphis, Hollyshorts and many others.

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Dread the Darkness

Whether in a dingy bar, our very own bed, or a perfectly manicured household, fear of things beyond our control haunt us. When the lights go out for this block of short films, expect disturbing historical truths, jump scares, body horror – along with a healthy dose of animation, surprising laughs, and moving moments. These films will leave you wondering who holds the control, and whether or not any of us really have any power when night falls.