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CAAMFest 2013

Documentaries

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Documentary film has many purposes: to inform, to entertain, and to amaze. From men with “yellow fever” to the state of post-recession China, from a romantic musical art form in the Philippines to the lives of North Korean refugees, documentarians turned their lenses on topics that span the globe.


  1. Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful

    Yuriko Gamo Romer / Documentaries / 2012 / 66 mins
    In memory of the late Judo master Keiko Fukuda, you are invited to join us in a special tribute screening of Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful. Revisit the inspiring tale of testing the limits and Judo craftsmanship.
    Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful

    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    March 21, 2013 4:30 pm Free


  2. Harana

    Benito Bautista / Documentaries / Philippines, USA / 2012 / Documentary / 103 mins
    In this award-winning feature documentary, director Benito Bautista and guitarist Florante Aguilar bring to light the long-abandoned Philippine art of harana (serenade). In a sincere effort to preserve this cultural practice, three of the tradition’s last surviving practitioners perform harana songs as never before captured on film.
    Harana

    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    March 17, 2013 7:10 pm Rush Only


  3. High Tech, Low Life

    Stephen Maing / Documentaries / China, USA / 2012 / Documentary / 88 mins
    By way of two citizen reporters, the young and brash Zola and the more seasoned, humble “Tiger Temple,” High Tech, Low Life explores the closing of China’s digital divide, the rise of its netizen culture, and its government’s relationship with the “Great Firewall.”
    High Tech, Low Life

    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    March 16, 2013 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    High Tech, Low Life

    New People
    March 17, 2013 9:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    High Tech, Low Life

    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    March 19, 2013 8:20 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  4. FilmmakerOnAVoyage

    Marilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage

    Mona Lisa Yuchengco / Documentaries / USA / 2012 / 87 mins
    This meticulous, moving documentary profiles the great director Marilou Diaz-Abaya, one of the Philippines’ most passionate and influential filmmakers, producers and teachers. Made just before her death in 2012, it pays tribute to her talent, her films and her well-lived life. March 15, 2:30pm screening at Sundance Kabuki is FREE to the public.
    Marilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage

    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    March 15, 2013 2:30 pm Free

    Marilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage

    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    March 17, 2013 12:40 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  5. The Mosuo Sisters

    Marlo Poras / Documentaries / USA / 2012 / 80 mins
    After losing their jobs in Beijing, two sisters from a small matriarchal Chinese society must find a way to support their family and negotiate the issues of modern life. A touching documentary from the director of Mai’s America.
    Mosuo Sisters

    New People
    March 16, 2013 2:10 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    Mosuo Sisters

    New People
    March 20, 2013 8:45 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  6. Seeking Asian Female

    Debbie Lum / Documentaries / USA / 2012 / Bay Area Connection, Comedy, Culture, Women / 82 mins
    Steve, an aging white man with “yellow fever,” finds a young Chinese bride named Sandy through the Internet. The couple soon discovers that their dreams of a perfect love and life greatly contrast from their bitter reality. An honest, intimate documentary about culture, love, and the immigrant experience.

    Precedes: Seeking Asian Female: So Beautiful Panel

    Seeking Asian Female

    Pacific Film Archive Theater
    March 15, 2013 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    Seeking Asian Female

    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    March 20, 2013 6:30 pm Rush Only

    Seeking Asian Female

    New People
    March 23, 2013 5:00 pm Rush Only

    Precedes:
    Seeking Asian Female Panel

    Union Bank Community Room
    March 23, 2013 7:00 pm Free


  7. SeekingHaven

    Seeking Haven

    Hein S. Seok / Documentaries / China, Korea / 2012 / Documentary / 59 mins
    One of the winners of CAAM’s innovative Media Fund Program, this daring documentary follows a young North Korean immigrant in South Korea. With her family’s future on the line, she heads to the China-North Korea border to help her sister escape. With short Inheritance.

    Preceded by: Inheritance

    Seeking Haven

    New People
    March 17, 2013 6:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    Seeking Haven

    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    March 18, 2013 8:50 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    Preceded By:
    Inheritance

    March 17, 2013 6:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  8. The Cheer Ambassadors

    Luke Cassady-Dorion / Documentaries / Thailand, USA / 2012 / Documentary / 95 mins
    It’s Bring It On, Thai style and all true: The Cheer Ambassadors tells the incredible story of Bangkok University’s 2011 Cheerleading World Champions. Marvel at their choreography, energy and jaw-dropping moves as they take Orlando, Florida by storm and tangle with some of the world’s greatest cheer squads!
    Cheer Ambassadors

    New People
    March 15, 2013 5:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    Cheer Ambassadors

    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    March 18, 2013 8:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  9. When I Walk

    Jason DaSilva / Documentaries / USA / 2012 / Documentary / 80 mins
    When I Walk is a feature-length, point-of-view narrative documentary about young filmmaker Jason DaSilva’s battle with Multiple Sclerosis. An official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, this inspiring documentary is an intimate depiction of a disorder rarely shown on film.
    When I Walk

    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    March 15, 2013 5:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    When I Walk

    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    March 17, 2013 9:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    When I Walk

    New People
    March 23, 2013 9:15 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  10. xmaswithoutchina

    Xmas Without China

    Alicia Dwyer, Tom Xia / Documentaries / USA / 2012 / Documentary / 62 mins
    Officially selected to World Premiere at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, Xmas Without China is a feature documentary about two families living side by side, but worlds apart, collide when pride and mischief inspire Chinese immigrant Tom Xia to challenge his American neighbors to celebrate Christmas without any Chinese products.
    Xmas without China

    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    March 15, 2013 9:10 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    Xmas without China

    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    March 18, 2013 6:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

    Xmas without China

    New People
    March 24, 2013 7:30 pm Rush Only