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Asians on Film Festival of Shorts 2017

Films

  1. Arene

    Henrik Bjerregaard Clausen / Fantasy/Sci-Fi / Denmark / 5 mins
    A young woman finds herself captured onboard a military aircraft. The soldiers don’t think much of her, until their commander confirms her identity and then all hell breaks loose.
    Plays In:
    Friday 9PM Screening

    South Park Center
    January 20, 2017 9:00 pm


  2. b00

    Teresa Lu / Horror/Thriller, Drama / USA / 16 mins
    CALIFORNIA PREMIERE - A little girl murders a drug dealer in the aftermath of her brother's heroin overdose.
    Plays In:
    Friday 9PM Screening

    South Park Center
    January 20, 2017 9:00 pm


  3. Nepal Earthquake: Heroes, Survivors and Miracles (Bhagyale Bachekaharu)

    Ganesh Panday / Documentary / Nepal / 45 mins
    NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE - On 25 April 2015 at 11:56 local time, a devastating (7.8) earthquake struck Nepal with an epicenter in Barpak, a village of Gorkha district, 144 km northwest, of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal that left 9,000 dead, hundreds of thousands of people injured, missing, and/or homeless, with more than half million houses destroyed. On May 12 another powerful earthquake (7.3) magnitude struck Nepal again with an epicenter in Dolakha district, 75 km east from Kathmandu, in which many historic buildings collapsed, temples ruined, roads destroyed and transportation halted and life was completely paralyzed. Ganesh Pandey, a prominent Broadcast Journalist and Award Winning filmmaker, focuses his documentary on the miraculous stories of seven survivors through live footage and interviews. Survivors included in the documentary include four-month-old Sonis Awal, who was rescued alive 22 hours after being buried under the rubble of his five-story house; Babita Sedhai, who beat death despite falling down from Dharahara; Pemba Tamang, who was rescued after being trapped for 112 hours; ninth grader Priya BK who lost her leg; Shiva Kumari Khaggi, a 75 year old woman; and Rishi Khanal who survived for four days in rubble by drinking his own urine .
    Plays In:
    Saturday 1PM Screening

    South Park Center
    January 21, 2017 1:00 pm


  4. The Bird Who Could Fly

    Raphael Sbarge / Drama / USA / 20 mins
    WORLD PREMIERE - A young Korean-American man struggles with his journey in the face of an overbearing mother and two brothers whose lives have gone awry.
    Plays In:
    Saturday 7PM Screening

    South Park Center
    January 21, 2017 7:00 pm


  5. The Blue Butterfly

    Mei Li / Animation / USA / 6 mins
    To collect butterflies from the memory of his marriage, an old man travels around the world, then he relives the moment with his wife while capturing the butterflies.
    Plays In:
    Saturday 9PM Screening

    South Park Center
    January 21, 2017 9:00 pm


  6. Catseye

    Kevin HUANG / Comedy / USA / 3 mins
    A kitten chasing the unobtainable.
    Plays In:
    Saturday 9PM Screening

    South Park Center
    January 21, 2017 9:00 pm


  7. Crossing Bridges

    Rama Luksiarto / Documentary / Canada / 20 mins
    WORLD PREMIERE - A man confronts his insecurities and internalized homophobia as he reflects on his experience as a gay Asian man and immigrant with the help of his family and friends.
    Plays In:
    Friday 4PM Screening

    South Park Center
    January 20, 2017 4:00 pm


  8. Dancing Through Life: The Dorothy Toy Story

    Rick Quan / Documentary / USA / 26 mins
    99 year old Dorothy Toy Fong is a living dance legend. She began as a child after a vaudeville theater manager noticed her dancing in front of her parent's restaurant. During the 1930's, 40's and 50's, she teamed up with Paul Wing and would eventually become the most famous Asian American dance duo in this country's history. Known for dancing on her toes, she developed a unique, athletic style of performing. Toy and Wing were pioneers, performing on Broadway and in Hollywood films. They were also the first Asian Americans to dance at the London Palladium. Dorothy, whose real last name is Takahashi, continued to perform during World War Two, although her parents and relatives were all sent to an internment camp in Topaz, Utah. From the 1960's to the mid 70's, Dorothy managed and performed with her Oriental Playgirl Revue, which traveled throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America and Asia. She also ran a dance studio in the basement of her Oakland home, where she taught hundreds of children how to dance. Now as she approaches the century mark, this documentary looks back on her amazing life.
    Plays In:
    Saturday 1PM Screening

    South Park Center
    January 21, 2017 1:00 pm


  9. Dine Out

    Andrew Kim / Action/Adventure / USA / 3 mins
    A bounty hunter takes out a gang boss and his goons at a local eatery.
    Plays In:
    Saturday 9PM Screening

    South Park Center
    January 21, 2017 9:00 pm


  10. Eligere

    Shinha Kang / Horror/Thriller / South Korea / 17 mins
    Plays In:
    Saturday 5PM Screening

    South Park Center
    January 21, 2017 5:00 pm