Support her film on Aug. So to some degree, it becomes a responsibility to share this story when things like this happen to you as a documentary filmmaker. Photo by Carl Bartels of Nyfa Docs.
The festival is organized by the Center of Asian American Media. From toACV spun off a traveling version of their festival that toured the U. CAAM partnered with ACV to showcase their traveling festival in San Francisco, adding in other films by local filmmakers to help round out the program.
If you enjoy movies, you will love the diversity of films at this year's San Francisco film festivals. Each year, you will find almost fifty festivals that range from the large International Film Festival in April to the smaller Dance Film Festival in November. Many dedicate their festival to features created by or about a specific culture.
The first and longest running Asian interest film festival in the country, AAIFF42 will be presenting 12 narrative features, 9 documentary features, and 67 short films, from 19 countries. Rose, an undocumented Filipino girl, dreams of one day leaving her small Texas town to pursue her country music dreams. Her world is shattered when her mom suddenly gets picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Rose, facing this new reality, is forced to flee the scene, leaving behind the only life she knows, and embarks on a journey of self-discovery as she searches for a new home in the honky tonk world of Austin, Texas.
The national prime-time PBS broadcasts of Ancestors Programs 1 and 2 in reached large audiences:. Shown in both houses of U. Half-hour documentary on Japanese Americans who fought in much-decorated WWII combat unit nd in Europe, while their families were imprisoned in internment camps at home.
It screens at CAAMfest. CAAMfest documentary takes a personal look at the rough and tumble political landscape in that country. CAAMFest, the renowned Bay Area Area Asian-American film festival, is once again a sizable affair, with features from throughout the globe and numerous events on its schedule.
Jump to navigation. The filmfest and its parent organization have become venerable institutions in an era of mushrooming new media and film festival ferment--yet their engagement with these changes keeps them youthful and relevant. Political controversy made at least one film a hot ticket.
A slack-jawed teenager and his drunken uncle take on the motley mafiosi of Central Asia in this grungy directorial debut from Kazakhstan's Guka Omarova, a work colored with the gentle naturalism of a Mahkmalbaf or Kiarostami yet dominated by a strangeness all its own. Lav Diaz in Person. A poor family's fate intersects with history in Lav Diaz's epic examination of life in the Philippines under the martial law imposed by President Ferdinand Marcos. Shot in black and white over an eight-year period, this extraordinary work probes the wounds of the Filipino psyche.
Collectively, they sought to address a basic need—the need to see themselves on the screen and the need to see their stories told accurately with all the richness and complexity accorded to others. Yet for all their efforts, limited access to mainstream media meant that these works were not reaching the widest possible audience. Inindependent filmmaker and instructor Loni Ding, along with other local artists and activists, organized a national conference of Asian American producers and media activists in Berkeley to take the next step.