Surprising stories of the Asian diaspora outside the US context – from a little-known Cuban Korean hero, interred Japanese Peruvians, and an obsessed Japanese fan of East LA Chicano music.
This screening is free. Please collect your free ticket at the box office.
Co-Presented by: UCSD Asian Pacific Student Alliance (APSA)
Marrying into a Korean American family in disarray over the grandmother’s choice of death, a Japanese American man hides away with his camera and discovers a hidden connection with his future grandfather-in-law.
An imaginary letter from a Korean man who lived in Mexico as slave labor and in Cuba as a free man. Archival footage and interviews from a rarely-seen Korean diaspora in Latin America, its relationship to war, and redefining motherland.
With music and shout outs to Ritchie Valens and La Bamba, meet Shin Miyata, a Japanese record label owner with an undying love for Chicano music, and the many East LA musicians he brought to Japan for nearly 20 years.
An internment documentary unlike any other, with a spectral voiceover that reveals German Americans and Japanese Peruvians intersecting in repatriation and swimming pools.
Korean adoptees from around the world share crisp stories about childhood, homecomings, and scars from past lives. A rare adoptee documentary completely told in past tense, yet collectively tells the story of a current transracial adulthood.