The many moodboards of kin, whether chosen or biological, imagined or all-too-real.
In this program
Directed by Alexis Si'i
Southern Californian Samoan bouncers reflect on their experiences with chaos and companionship while working this unique job.
Directed by Kahu Kaiha
Living unhoused in New Zealand, the friendship of carefree John and young Elvis is upended by Elvis’ dreams of returning to his Marquesas Islands home.
Directed by Nathan Xia
On the eve of his album release, a hopeful San Diego musician struggles to find connection.
Directed by Mars Verrone
A transgender singer returns to the work camp where he found love and survived genocide under the Khmer Rouge. A valuable document on the persistence and possibilities of queer kinship.
Directed by Xingyu Gu
In this animated personal doc, a Chinese woman reflects on her grandparents’ lives and comes to terms with the death and patriarchal trauma which haunts her everyday life.
Directed by Bailey Poching
Set during the Dawn Raids, the three youngest kids in a bustling Samoan family conjure fantasy and adventure even as reality creeps in.
Directed by Hang Luong Nguyen
Instead of focusing on the anniversary of her husband’s death, Mrs. Hoa gets hot for a much younger man. Karaoke visions and clandestine cigarettes ensue.
Directed by Gbenga Komolafe
Equipped with fiery sass and spices, Nikki will do anything to get her boob job– even work at her mother’s struggling tofu restaurant.