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Families-To-Be: Short Films From Taiwan

From birth to death, to memories that transcend generations, these award-winning short films reflect on the moments when families change forever.

Screening to be followed by Q&A with the filmmakers.

In this program

It follows It passes on

Directed by Erica Sheu

Fragments of family history refracted through shards of glass and flickers of shadows, while recollections of Kinmen bombs linger like incense smoke.

On Another’s Sorrow

Directed by Yen Hao Hsuan

After the death of her mother, Ruo-ching is left to navigate the world of Taiwanese funerals while finding that there’s no plan for her own grieving.

Big Day

Directed by Chiang Chung-chieh

An argument, a familiar spot, and a chance encounter. While on a harbor stroll, an old married couple revisits their relationship on what will be one of the biggest days of their lives.


Directed by Pan Ke-yin

The heat is on when Jun gets two pieces of news: he’s to report for military service, and his girlfriend’s period is late. In this bubbly comedy of growing up, Jun realizes it’s his moment to step up.

Dates & Times


UCSD Price Center Theater

Sat, Nov 11
5:00 pm