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Me In Home: Family Friendly Shorts

  • 64 mins

This family-friendly shorts showcase reflects on how identity is influenced by the evolving relationships with our parents and grandparents and what happens when our notion of home is displaced, remembered, and imagined.

Filmmakers expected to be in attendance for a post-film Q&A.

This screening will be followed by discussion and activities led by PAAFF Programmer Elizabeth Reid Simmons, guest filmmakers, and artists. The activities will take place on the third floor of AAI and will be inspired by selected films.  Families with children of all ages are invited to explore their creativity, snack on delectable dumplings from Dim Sum Garden, and make art with Devon, a subject from the featured short DEVON. Meet filmmakers, have thoughtful conversation, and exercise your imagination with art projects and family.

In this program


Directed by Bobby Alcid Rubio

In Pixar’s SparkShort “Float,” the first Pixar film directed by a Filipinx American, a father discovers that his son is different from other kids in the most unusual way.


Directed by Erika Gomi

A couple of mushrooms have a fun day out!


Directed by Trilina Mai

A grandfather and grandson’s journey through life.

The Ali‘i’s Seed

Directed by Jonathan Yudis

“The Ali’i’s Seed” is a Hawaiian retelling of an ancient folktale about how a chief selects his successor.


Directed by Amy Chen

A visual diary of summer.

Krampon (Cleats)

Directed by Abdullah Sahin

Ilyas and Ahmet are two close friends.

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 her heart, and has “future flashbacks” warning her of the dangers.


Directed by King Lu

Jeremy Li, a 23-year-old Chinese American, visits his grandparents in China for the first time on his own.


Directed by Eiko Fan

Devon is a young man who creates his paintings with gentle movements of his fingers.


Directed by Xiaolu Wang

The story takes place on Xiao Xing’s first day of high school after a move, when she feels othered and isolated in her public school cafeteria.

Violin Tsunami

Directed by Julia McCoy & Mike McCoy

This animated, hand-painted watercolor video for Kishi Bashi’s “Violin Tsunami” is an artistic depiction of the importance of learning from the past to make a better future.

Dates & Times


Asian Arts Initiative

Sun, Nov 17
11:00 am