SHORTS: FOR THE RECORD
- 94 mins
Urgent and timely entries to the historical record, making the once insensible sensible, the invisible visible, and the unknown known.
In this program
Directed by Curtis Chin
Breathlessly showcasing the breadth of his decades-spanning oeuvre as an NYC street photographer, this documentary is a touching tribute to the Asian American community’s greatest chronicler: Corky Lee.
Directed by Vicky Lee
An offbeat multimedia scrapbook and ode to Asian American adolescence, chock full of home videos, old workbooks, and a Hello-Kitty-goes-to-the-beach stop motion animation sequence.
Directed by Stephanie Wang-Breal
In this inspiring portrait, young scientist Emily Tianshi heads her own garage research lab, using various household items to study how the Torrey Pine needle can capture moisture for some of the driest states in the U.S.
Directed by Michelle Thach
Donuts are more than a sweet treat: they are a source of livelihood and a means of survival for Ben and his family, Cambodian refugees and owners of San Diego’s Freshh Donuts.
Directed by Isaac Kau
A woman recounts the milestones of a love that spanned—and was at times separated by—the continents.
Directed by Déjà Cresencia Bernhardt
This semi-autobiographical tale of a Samoan girl coming of age during the final days of commercial sugar production in Maui unfolds with epic scope, as its protagonist uncovers a spiritual connection to the land she calls home.
Directed by Jih-E Peng
Its title shifting in meaning, this film documents Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya’s similarly titled sculptural installation, exploring gender-based violence towards the AAPI community. Textural and sensory, it is a work of art in itself.
Directed by Ali Sohail Jaura
The brutal oppression of Urdu speakers in 1990s Karachi is vividly dramatized in this heartfelt work of protest and remembrance, in which parents search for their missing son.