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The Second Mini Festival of Recent Asian American Films @ The Claremont Colleges (November 5-6, Pitzer College)

ORGANIZED AND CURATED BY STUDENTS IN ASIAN AMERICANS IN MEDIA (MS100PZ) from films shown at the 2010 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Still from Red Dust (2010)


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 5

LOVE AND JUSTICE
4PM
Location: Broad Performance Space

From bed to batteries to breaking the law, the documentaries featured in this program illuminate untold stories from very different worlds. First is a light-hearted glimpse at the home life of George Takei and his partner Brad Altman, followed by a gripping expose of the plight of Chinese factory workers suffering from cadmium poisoning. Wrapping up the program is a chronicle of Army Lt. Ehren Watada’s fight against what he believes is a constitutionally illegal war.
GEORGE AND BRAD IN BED (2010) Dir. Jessica Sanders
RED DUST (2010) Dir. Karin Mak
LT. WATADA (2010) Dir. Freida Lee Mock

In Person: Karin Mak

Still from Raspberry Magic (2009)

RASPBERRY MAGIC (2009) Dir. Leena Pendharkar
7pm
Location: Benson Auditorium

11-year-old Monica Shah believes raspberries are “the perfect balance of sweet and sour, the good and the bad.” Her father has just lost his job and left his family, her mother has fallen into depression, and now her little sister refuses to go to school. It’s up to Monica to bring them all back together, all while trying to win the science fair by proving human touch makes raspberry plants grow faster. RASPBERRY MAGIC offers an inspiring tale of love’s power to reunite and the value of following your dreams.

In Person (via Skype): Leena Pendharkar and Megha Kadakia, Producer

Still from Lyrical Empire: Hip Hop in Metro Manila (2010)

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6

FINDING OUR VOICES
4pm
Location: Broad Performance Space

This program showcases a collection of film and video shorts that attempts to challenge the dominance of a mainstream narrative. It resonates with a diverse audience by showcasing the stories of a series of voices, long suppressed—those belonging to children of internment, underground hip hop artists, devoted grandmothers, the transgender community, and imaginative childhoods. The collection promises to leave the audience with a renewed appreciation for the tapestry of diversity that constitutes our society.
HALF KENNETH (2009) Dir. Ken Ochiai
THREE TIMES ME (2009) Dir. Wendy J.N. Lee
LYRICAL EMPIRE: HIP HOP IN METRO MANILA (2010) Dir. Mark Villegas
GRANDMA (2010) Dir. William Kwok
WIND IN A BOX (2010) Dir. Tani Ikeda

In Person: Tani Ikeda and Mark Villegas

FESTIVAL RECEPTION outside Broad Performance Space
5:30pm

Come share delicious snacks and beverages with Festival filmmakers, organizers and other guests!

Still from The People I've Slept With (2009)


THE PEOPLE I’VE SLEPT WITH (2009) Dir. Quentin Lee
7pm
Location: Benson Auditorium

Angela Yang loves sex. She loves it so much she makes baseball cards of her lovers to help her remember all of them. But when she finds out that she’s pregnant, can she put it all behind her and lead a normal life? As we take a dive into the world of Angela, we laugh, we cry, and we sometimes cringe as we follow her on her search for the baby daddy.

In Person: Quentin Lee

ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

This Festival is funded in part by Strategic Initiative Fund/Pitzer College Campus Life Committee, Pitzer Media Studies, and the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies (IDAAS). Additional thanks to Abraham Ferrer and Visual Communications.

Further inquiries, contact: Ming-Yuen S. Ma, email: ming-yuen_ma@pitzer.edu

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