Finding Our Voices Saturday Nov. 6th @ 4pm
(2009) Dir. Ken Ochiai
1942: World War II has reached American soil. Kenneth Handa, an adolescent Japanese-American, has been imprisoned in the Manzanar War Relocation Camp for three years. After his father’s passing, Kenneth hatches a plan to escape and find his Caucasian mother who lives just a few hours away. Things become complicated, however, when Kenneth’s little brother, Jo, joins him at the last minute.
THREE TIMES ME
(2009) Dir. Wendy J.N. Lee
A young Asian-American girl hides under the table at a dinner party, imagining the woman she might grow up to be based on three pairs of shoes that have caught her attention. Her imagination transports her forward to life as a ruthless businesswoman, a love-lorn romantic, and an angry artist with an animalistic roar.
LYRICAL EMPIRE: HIP HOP IN METRO MANILA
(2010) Dir.: Mark Villegas
Take a glimpse into the lives of hip hop artists from Metro Manila, in a country where hip hop culture is under constant scrutiny from a skeptical public. What will it take for these artists to prove their skills? Will hip hop become big in the Philippines or will it be forever discarded as ‘jologs,’ underclass, and uncultured? These hardworking hip hop heads show you the passion and style they bring to the game where lyrical boundaries blur and innovation is prized.
(2010) Dir. William Kwok
For many Asian American families, grandparents play a crucial role in the upbringing of their grandchildren. In GRANDMA, the filmmaker, a Chinese American, asks his grandmother, who helped raise him and his brother, to reflect upon his brother’s autism.
WIND IN A BOX
(2010) Dir. Tani Ikeda
WIND IN A BOX is an experimental documentary about a young transgender Filipino American named Raf and his spiritual journey as a shaman. Raf is determined to become the next Babaylan shaman in the family, but must heal his spirit without separating his queer identity from his Filipino tradition.