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Down on the Sidewalk in Waikīkī

Film

Down on the Sidewalk in Waikīkī

Directed by Justyn Ah Chong
A soft-spoken janitor, frustrated with cleaning up after an endless parade of tourists in Waikīkī, reflects on a…

Dragonmasters: A Cultural Odyessy

Film

Dragonmasters: A Cultural Odyessy

Directed by Rik Zak and Jun Ren
Dragonmasters: A Cultural Odyssey is the untold story of the Chinese dragon in America, from its roots in…

Dream of Home

Film

Dream of Home

Directed by Joyce Kwon
The protagonist ponders what it might be like to return home, a place she has kept close to…

Due

Film

Due

Directed by Anna Mikami
After assaulting a police officer to save his undocumented friend, a man chooses to live his last night…

Dumpling

Film

Dumpling

Directed by Xiaolu Wang
The story takes place on Xiao Xing’s first day of high school after a move, when she feels…

Eating Up Easter

Film

Eating Up Easter

Directed by Sergio M. Rapu
In a cinematic letter to his son, native Rapanui (Easter Island) filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu explores the modern…

Empty By Design

Film

Empty By Design

Directed by Andrea A. Walter
Empty by Design explores struggle of identity that results from living and growing up in multiple places and…

Safe Among Stars

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Safe Among Stars

Directed by Jess X. Snow
A queer Chinese American woman struggles to tell her immigrant mother why she left school.

Everything is Under Control

Film

Everything is Under Control

Directed by Reza Masoud
An artist talks to himself to make sense of his personal situation.

Eve’s Dinner

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Eve’s Dinner

Directed by Huanxi Li
After raising her only child and sending her abroad for further education, a mother eats Spring Festival dinner…

Experimental Video Art Festival

Program

Experimental Video Art Festival

The 3rd iteration of the 12G Contemporary Video Art Festival celebrates contemporary video art—that is, contemporary art using…

Falling Star Rising Sun

Film

Falling Star Rising Sun

Directed by Bake Phouikham
Identity. Addiction. Perseverance to make it to the top.

Finding the Virgo

Film

Finding the Virgo

Directed by Barre Fong
A timeless tale of war, desperation, survival, and heroism - a story needed now more than ever before.…

Float

Film

Float

Directed by Bobby Alcid Rubio
In Pixar’s SparkShort “Float,” the first Pixar film directed by a Filipinx American, a father discovers that his…

For My Father’s Kingdom

Film

For My Father’s Kingdom

Directed by Vea Mafile'o and Jeremiah Tauamiti
Driven by his deep faith in God and traditional culture, a flat-broke Tongan pensioner must navigate not only…

Genre Shorts: Asian Imagination

Program

Genre Shorts: Asian Imagination

Encompassing genres as varied as sci-fi, noir, and horror, this program of shorts demonstrates the creativity and versatility…

Geographies of Kinship

Film

Geographies of Kinship

Directed by Deann Borshay Liem
3pm
In this powerful tale about the rise of Korea’s global adoption program, four adult adoptees return to the…

Go Back To China

Film

Go Back To China

Directed by Emily Ting
From L.A. to China, from fashionista to factory worker - how is a girl supposed to survive?!?! When…

Go to Sleep: A Lao Ghost Story

Film

Go to Sleep: A Lao Ghost Story

Directed by Phet Mahathongdy
A middle-aged Laotian refugee struggles with his harrowing past, failing marriage, and demanding career when he is haunted…

Gone East, Young Man: Asian American Studies in DC & Virginia

Special Event

Gone East, Young Man: Asian American Studies in DC & Virginia

12:30-1:20pm
Panel: Gabriella Chu, Jamelah Jacob and Bianca Villa