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For the 11th straight year, SDAFF presents the Taiwan Film Showcase, the largest annual spotlight on Taiwan cinema in North America. The showcase is sponsored by the UCSD Taiwan Studies Lecture Series, UCSD Chuan Lyu Endowed Chair in Taiwan Studies, the Taiwan Academy Los Angeles, and the Taiwan Ministry of Culture. All screenings are free for UCSD students, faculty, and staff with ID at the UCSD Price Center Theater ticketing table. Ticketing table is open between 12-5pm on Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6.


Join us at noon on Sunday, Nov. 6 for a free screening of shorts from our Reel Voices documentary filmmaking program, which empowers high school students to become socially-conscious storytellers—tackling topics like beauty standards, heritage, and activism, in stories that are both personal and deeply relevant to the broader San Diego community.

Logging Linda Vista

Film Logging Linda Vista Directed by Césaire José Carroll-Domínguez A meditative time capsule of a documentary, exploring the physical and emotional landscape of an often overlooked San…

Priceless Pride

Film Priceless Pride Directed by Sophie Zeng An exploration of the commercialization of Pride today, asking whether it contributes to—or detracts from—support for the LGBTQ+…

Next Gen

Film Next Gen Directed by Sophia Hernandez Teenage children of immigrants reflect on resilience as they balance embracing American culture and their respective family heritage.

Hanging By a Wire

Film Hanging By a Wire Directed by Jansen Espares This introspective documentary explores expressions of love, but when its filmmaker's vision begins to fall apart, they find…


Film Crown. Directed by Desta Chery Young Black women reflect on their relationships to and experiences with their natural hair, discussing everything from different…

The Valorant Ones

Film The Valorant Ones Directed by Junobi Ree An experimental doc exploring the quiet feelings running through teen friendship, many homelands, storytelling, and loss.


Film Rinna Directed by Kyle Tianshi A piano teacher born in Odessa, Ukraine chronicles her journey as an American immigrant in a turbulent century.…

Piece of Mind

Film Piece of Mind Directed by Daniel Alejandro Zasueta A young filmmaker reconnects with his father’s spirit through music and memories left behind. This reflective documentary embraces…

Alice in Instagram

Film Alice in Instagram Directed by Khang Nguyen High school students explore the wonderland-like inspirations and tensions that social media has imparted on their social and…

Mestizo Love

Film Mestizo Love Directed by Solia Y. Reyes A real-life rom-com of two interracial couples exploring love, experience, and culture in one big family.


Film Selfhood Directed by Lily Tran A story about a young, Asian American Berkeley student who, throughout adolescence, used hard work and perseverance to…


Film Rebolusyon Directed by COZA San Diego’s AnakBayan Organization heads to the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles to protest against Philippine President…



The screening of 80 YEARS LATER is FREE for Pac Arts members. To receive your free member ticket, please visit the UltraStar ticketing/concession stand on November 7. Members will also be able to redeem their free ticket(s) online by using the code found in the general membership e-newsletter. For assistance, email

Monday, November 7, 2022 at 6:30PM

Pre-screening reception at UltraStar Cinemas from 5:00-6:30PM

Eighty years following the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII, two cousins who were interned during the war discuss its lingering effects. Filmmaker Celine Parreñas Shimizu’s second feature delicately interrogates the ways in which we confront history and inherited trauma. 


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Sincerely Miné Okubo

Yuka Murakami | USA | 2022 | 16 min

Weaving together insights from Obuko’s nieces, archival photographs, and Okubo’s own artwork before, during, and after incarceration in Japanese internment camps, SINCERELY MINÉ OKUBO shines a spotlight on a significant figure in Asian American art history.