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Adventures in Daughtering

Our relationships to our mothers are some of the most visceral ones we have. It has been said that this is all the more for daughters. The characters in these shorts display tremendous devotion whether they are in the role of daughter, granddaughter, or daughter-in-law.

Program curated by Chetana R. Narasimha Jois.

Pre-recorded Q&A available with rental.

In this program


Directed by Christopher Hwisu Kim

When Alison Cho gets an emergency alert on her phone warning of an imminent missile attack, she calls her mom in a panic — only to struggle to explain the situation because she doesn’t know the Korean word for “missile.”


Directed by Sara Rangooni

Safa, a first generation, young Pakistani, Muslim hijabi is determined to pursue her dream to dance despite the challenges she faces with her family. Forced to endure levels of islamophobia and cultural stigma from the community around her on one of the most important days of her life, she charters a path in hopes of rewriting her own narrative, all while caring for her Mother who is sick with cancer.

The Mess We’re In

Directed by Jamie Lam

Still living in the hoarder’s house she grew up in, young adult Dara contemplates moving forward in life.


Directed by Lauren To'omalatai

After a night out with friends, Jess returns home and shares a late night
snack with someone unexpected

Instant Noodle

Directed by Michelle Sastraatmadja

Marianna, goes on a grocery run, to buy an instant noodle, and unexpectedly encounters a series of events that would force her to embrace her heritage and grieve her mother’s death.

Our Summer

Directed by Yoon Gayeon

Sang-gu heads to his hometown with his girlfriend on his mother’s birthday.The three of them have an unexpected day and offer their consolation to each other.