Genre

Documentary

Asian American Panorama

THE CANCER JOURNALS REVISITED

Film

THE CANCER JOURNALS REVISITED

Directed by Lana Lin
In this deeply stirring and exploratory film, 27 women revisit the 1980 memoir The Cancer Journals, by legendary…
Discoveries

THE CHIEF OF YANCHENG DISTRICT

Film

THE CHIEF OF YANCHENG DISTRICT

Directed by Adiong Lu
There once was a song / about sensuous spirits / that had everyone in Taiwan / aching to…
Asian American Panorama

CHINATOWN RISING

Film

CHINATOWN RISING

Directed by Harry Chuck, Josh Chuck
20,000 feet of film gathering dust in Harry Chuck’s garage is now an electrifying documentary, tracing massive changes…
Asian American Panorama

GEOGRAPHIES OF KINSHIP

Film

GEOGRAPHIES OF KINSHIP

Directed by Deann Borshay Liem
Thirty years after the Korean War, South Korea emerged as the leader in international adoption, despite a flourishing…
Asia Pop!

HOPE FROZEN

Film

HOPE FROZEN

Directed by Pailin Wedel
A riveting look at the Naovaratpongs, a family who cryogenically preserved their daughter in the hopes of reviving…
Asian American Panorama

JADDOLAND

Film

JADDOLAND

Directed by Nadia Shihab
Filmmaker Nadia Shihab’s smart, inquisitive, and tender look at her mother, Lahib Jaddo, a prolific Iraqi artist living…
Asian American Panorama

JERONIMO

Film

JERONIMO

Directed by Joseph Juhn
An encounter with a taxi driver unearths the little-known history of Koreans trafficked to Latin America and the…
Asian American Panorama

A KANDAHAR AWAY

Film

A KANDAHAR AWAY

Directed by Aisha Jamal
Kandahar, Saskatchewan is pretty inconspicuous until Abdul Bari Jamal impulsively buys land for his city-loving kids to remind…
Discoveries

LAST NIGHT I SAW YOU SMILING

Film

LAST NIGHT I SAW YOU SMILING

Directed by Kavich Neang
The iconic “White Building” of Phnom Penh, home to 493 families including the director’s own, is set to…
Asian American Panorama

LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN

Film

LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN

Directed by Valerie Soe
Since the 1960s, the Taiwan government has hosted summer culture camps for young overseas Chinese. But “Love Boat,”…
Asian American Panorama

NO DATA PLAN

Film

NO DATA PLAN

Directed by Miko Revereza
Digital camera in tow, filmmaker Miko Revereza travels by train across the United States capturing fleeting conversations between…
Special Presentations

THE PARADISE WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Film

THE PARADISE WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Directed by Joseph Mangat, Norbert Shieh, Quyên Nguyen-Le, R.J. Lozada
ENCORE SCREENING Tues 11/12 @ 5p! San Diego has been called many things – including a paradise. It’s…
Discoveries

PRESENT. PERFECT.

Film

PRESENT. PERFECT.

Directed by Shengzhe Zhu
Shengzhe Zhu takes a deep dive into the phenomena of DIY live-streaming in China and emerges with a…
Asian American Canon

REFUGEE

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REFUGEE

Directed by Spencer Nakasako
Three young Cambodian American men who grew up in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district take a trip to Cambodia…
Asian American Panorama

RITUALS OF RESISTANCE

Film

RITUALS OF RESISTANCE

Directed by Joy Dietrich, Tenzin Phuntsog
A stunning journey from India to San Diego portrays three generations of Tibetans in exile who adopt wildly…
Asian American Panorama

SEADRIFT

Film

SEADRIFT

Directed by Tim Tsai
Investigating a sensational courtroom case, KKK targeting, and the capacity for reconciliation years later, director Tim Tsai revisits…
Discoveries

WHAT WE LEFT UNFINISHED

Film

WHAT WE LEFT UNFINISHED

Directed by Mariam Ghani
Long thought disappeared, five unfinished films reveal the scrappy directors and studios who persisted amidst the whims and…