PORTRAITS FROM THE SCHOOLYARD
From pride and joy to fear and anger, everyone faces these emotional swings as they grow into themselves. PORTRAITS FROM THE SCHOOLYARD is a collection of diverse moments and experiences that magnifies the lives of students in and out of class.
— Jill Kizer and Brian Ray
Co-presented by: Asian Pacific Fund
In This Program
Lila Yomtoob / SHORTS / USA / 2014 / Bay Area Connection, Culture, Family, Short / 14 minsRacially charged times create complications for Regina and her family during the Iran Hostage Crisis.
Yung-Jen Yang / SHORTS / USA / 2015 / Animation, Narrative Fiction, Short / 21 minsXiaotong is an art student working tirelessly on her art in hopes that her mother will finally accept her dreams as real.
Huay-Bing Law / SHORTS / United States / 2015 / Documentary, Family, Reality, Short, Student / 13 minsDirector Huay-Bing Law’s endearing documentary, FROM TONGA, is a slice of life for a high school football team in Euless Texas. Explore time on and off the field for several students who live in a city with a large Polynesian presence and influence.
Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour / SHORTS / Japan / 2015 / Narrative Fiction, Short / 17 minsBORN WITH IT tells the story of a young boy who tries to prove to his new peers that there’s much more to him than his skin tone.
Maya Rudolph / SHORTS / China / 2014 / Coming of age, friendship, women / 16 minsSet in Beijing, director Maya Rudolph’s HOROSCOPE follows two school friends on their daily bus ride to class. They meet a unique passenger, who adds a new dimension to their commute and friendship.
Suha Araj / SHORTS / USA / 2014 / Short / 10 minsJanuary, 1969: Hala leaves her home in Palestine to move to America and enters high school with limited English.