SHORTS: SERVING LIFE

From reenactments of Duterte’s unofficial killings, a single mother wrestling with lice, and a hilarious game of telephone, these shorts consider the body’s social entanglements, even when flesh and blood might be physically absent.

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In this program


KILLINGS

Directed by Joseph Mangat

Reenactments of a series of President Duterte extra-judicial killings in Manila, violence which foregrounds the murders’ abrupt incision into daily life and the surrounding helpless apathy.

JIEJIE

Directed by Feng I Fiona Roan

Lice sets the tense stage for a recently immigrated single mother and two daughters, who bicker and boil over butterfly hairpins – nervous about the social landscape about to unfold before them.

$30 TO ANTARTICA

Directed by Joey Chu

The filmmaker interviews her mother Ka Foon, a well-respected doctor in Hong Kong, on the inordinate challenges of going to school as a young girl, and her new dream to visit Antarctica as an adult.

ALICE AT THE STORE

Directed by Chris Woon-Chen

Meet Alice Eng, who stubbornly takes a daily walk in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle to the “store,” a former grocery she owned – now a pub – where she holds court like Norm haunting a hipster microbrewery.

ONE LAST TASTE

Directed by Yucong Chen

The bittersweet taste of the last bite of your grandma’s dumplings.

MILK

Directed by Winnifred Jong

Smile-inducing, intergenerational look at “milk,” lost in translation.

A YEAR

Directed by Jisun Jamie Kim

A woman in a Nepalese village, having abandoned her childhood dreams of becoming a doctor, considers becoming a surrogate for an American couple in order to fund her daughters’ chance at education.

TIDES

Directed by Masami Kawai

Tension mounts inexplicably and a muted reunion ends with uncertainty as a daughter spends a day at the beach on her father’s first day out of prison.

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