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CAAMFest in Oakland

May 18, 2018


Join us for as we kickoff CAAMFest’s second weekend in the East Bay!

Asian Americans and Hip Hop

CAAM and the Oakland Museum of California bring together a panel of key hip-hop thought leaders and artists to explore the Asian American community’s deep connection with the genre. This free panel is co-curated by Asian American Music Conference and builds upon the Oakland Museum of California’s RESPECT: HIP-HOP STYLE & WISDOM exhibit.

Family Pictures USA: Detroit Is The Future and It’s Okay!

Photo albums are portals to rich, diverse stories in Detroit, MI, in the pilot episode of this CAAM-co-produced PBS series and transmedia project. Host/director Thomas Allen Harris traverses America’s cities and neighborhoods, exploring personal moments, shared experiences, and family connections found through captured photographic memories, while extracting universal elements of humanity.

Directions in Sound: Hip-Hop

DIRECTIONS IN SOUND, CAAMFest’s premier music showcase, is moving to Oakland! This annual concert is a festival favorite and has been a popular launching point for many celebrated artists, such as Dengue Fever, Awkwafina, DJ Vinroc and many more. This year, CAAM welcomes three bold and dynamic voices in hip-hop: the Bay Area’s own Lyrics Born and Ruby Ibarra will take the stage with rising star G Yamazawa, who comes to CAAMFest from Los Angeles by way of North Carolina. Join us for this powerhouse trio in celebration of the vibrant Asian American music scene.
9:00 pm
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May 19, 2018

Halfway Home: Asian American Art in the Central Valley

Spotlighting four artists living and working in California’s Central Valley, this CAAM co-produced project is an affirmation of the cultural and artistic practices Asian American communities are often forced to shed through processes of immigration and assimilation.
7:00 pm
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May 22, 2018

Futbolistas 4 Life

FUTBOLISTAS 4 LIFE follows two young soccer players from immigrant families in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood on an inspiring and surprising journey toward adulthood — a timely film during debates over immigration and a moving portrait of resiliency and hope.
6:30 pm
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A Little Wisdom

A LITTLE WISDOM director Yuqi Kang brings a mindful eye into the lives of Hopakuli and Chorten — two orphaned brothers living among monks in Lumbini, Nepal. After opening with meditative languid takes, the film turns increasingly disquieting as we watch the boys wrestle with the world armed with little guidance.
8:30 pm
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May 23, 2018

Bitter Melon

BITTER MELON is a tragicomedy from San Francisco filmmaker H.P. Mendoza that follows a family’s attempts to right their wrongs, resulting in the discovery of many unsavory truths. The dark, quirky revenge comedy turns into an exercise in empathy and exploration of family cycles. This is the film's world premiere.
6:30 pm
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The People's Republic of Desire

Login to a digital universe where hundreds of millions seek social connection and economic success. Follow three Chinese live streamers whose virtual currency of persona and talents can earn them six figures every month, as long as they maintain likes, tips, gifts, and worship from their fellow, plugged-in population.
9:00 pm
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