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Asian American Panorama

The best of Asian American cinema in all of its colors—from stories of activism and history-making, to tales of woe and humor.

Asian American Panorama

AMERICAN WOMAN

Film

AMERICAN WOMAN

Directed by Semi Chellas
Inspired by the Patty Hearst kidnapping, a Japanese American radical must decide whether to protect the granddaughter of…
Asian American Panorama

THE CANCER JOURNALS REVISITED

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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…
Asian American Panorama

CHINATOWN RISING

Film

CHINATOWN RISING

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

COME AS YOU ARE

Film

COME AS YOU ARE

Directed by Richard Wong
How will two men in wheelchairs and one blind guy get to a Canadian “special needs” brothel to…
Asian American Panorama

DRIVEWAYS

Film

DRIVEWAYS

Directed by Andrew Ahn
While cleaning out the house of her late estranged sister, Kathy (played by the great Hong Chau) finds…
Asian American Panorama

EMPTY BY DESIGN

Film

EMPTY BY DESIGN

Directed by Andrea A Walter
Feeling foreign in a country that is supposed to be home, a lonely stuntman and broken hearted grad…
Asian American Panorama

GEOGRAPHIES OF KINSHIP

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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…
Asian American Panorama

IN THE LAND OF LOST ANGELS

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IN THE LAND OF LOST ANGELS

Directed by Bishrel Mashbat
When two Mongolian American friends in LA need to get rich quick, their plan to ransom a wealthy…
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…
Asian American Panorama

LINGUA FRANCA

Film

LINGUA FRANCA

Directed by Isabel Sandoval
Director and lead actress Isabel Sandoval ignites the screen with this tense drama about an undocumented Filipina transwoman…
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

LUCKY GRANDMA

Film

LUCKY GRANDMA

Directed by Sasie Sealy
Grandma Wong can’t stand the idea of leaving her Chinatown apartment and moving in to her son’s posh…
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…
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…
Asian American Panorama

STRAY DOLLS

Film

STRAY DOLLS

Directed by Sonejuhi Sinha
Riz left a secret life in India only to end up cleaning rooms at a sketchy motel in…
Asian American Panorama

SUNRISE/SUNSET

Film

SUNRISE/SUNSET

Directed by Ougie Pak
Yeon Jae visits Min Suk in New York City, hoping to pick up the teenage romance where it…
Asian American Panorama

YELLOW ROSE

Film

YELLOW ROSE

Directed by Diane Paragas
Country musical meets immigration road story as 17-year-old undocumented Rose chases music stardom while looking over her shoulder…