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SHOWING 15 FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'ASIAN AMERICAN DIRECTOR(S)'

AFTER SPRING

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Directed By: Ellen Martinez and Steph Ching
  • Country: USA
Close to 80,000 Syrian refugees live in the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan. After Spring immerses us in the rhythms of the camp: from a pop-up pizza shop to a school where a taekwondo master teaches martial arts to the children. Executive produced by Jon Stewart, this is a fascinating journey through the camp’s physical and human landscapes. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Latino Director(s), Asian American Director(s)

ARDEN'S WAKE: TIDE'S FALL

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 30 minutes
  • Country: USA
Tide’s Fall continues the journey of Meena, a young woman living in a post-apocalyptic world and searching for her father in the depths of the ocean after his unexpected disappearance. This expansion of Penrose Studios’ award winning Arden’s Wake embraces the art of long-form storytelling in virtual reality. |Read More
Action, Asian American Director(s)

9 AT 38

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 18 minutes
  • Directed By: Catherine Lee
  • Country: South Korea, USA
Juilliard-trained violinist Hyungjoon Won is about to realize a dream seven years in the making: a joint concert by North and South Korean musicians straddling the 38th parallel. But military aggression and apathy soon threaten to derail his plan. |Read More
New York, Documentary, Music, Female Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Asian American Director(s), Tribeca Film Institute Alumni

1000 CUT JOURNEY

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 12 minutes
  • Country: USA
In this immersive virtual-reality experience, the viewer becomes Michael Sterling, a black man, encountering racism as a young child, adolescent, and young adult. 1,000 Cut Journey highlights the social realities of racism, for understanding racism is the essential first step in promoting effective, collective social action and achieving racial justice. |Read More
Female Director(s), African American Director(s), Asian American Director(s)

SUITABLE GIRL

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Sarita Khurana and Smriti Mundhra
  • Country: USA, India
Dipti, Amrita and Ritu are all young, modern women in India looking to get married—some desperately, some reluctantly. A Suitable Girl follows them over the course of four years as they juggle family, career and friends, intimately capturing their thoughts on arranged marriage, giving them a voice, and offering a unique perspective into the nuances of this institution. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Asian American Director(s), TFF Alumni

UNITED SKATES

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Tina Brown and Dyana Winkler
  • Country: USA
Credited with incubating East Coast hip-hop and West Coast rap, America’s roller rinks have long been bastions of regional African-American culture, music, and dance. As rinks shutter across the country, a few activists mount a last stand. |Read More
Documentary, LGBT, Music, Female Director(s), NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Female Screenwriter(s), Asian American Director(s)

WASTED THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Anna Chai and Nari Kye
  • Country: USA
Each year, $218 billion—or 1.3 billion tons—of food is thrown out. With nearly a billion people worldwide facing starvation, food conservation is a more urgent issue than ever before. Executive produced by Anthony Bourdain, Chai and Kye’s fast-paced and forward-thinking food doc takes viewers on a tour of inventive new ideas for recycling waste and maximizing sustainability from innovative chefs like Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber and Danny Bowien, who turn scraps into feasts before our eyes. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Food, Asian American Director(s)

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