CAAMFest 2016’s Special Presentations are stronger than ever, featuring a diverse lineup of local and international spotlights, Asian Americans in Animation, youth workshops, a Pacific Islander showcase, community screenings and even a special sneak preview.
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2015For the fourth CAAMFest iteration of our innovative home movie initiative, we are thrilled to present a compilation of Chinese American home movies from the 1930s through the 1970s, with live musical accompaniment by acclaimed jazz musician Francis Wong.
Memories To Light: Chinese American Home Movies
Chinese Historical Society of America
March 16, 2016 7:00 pm At Rush
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2016Muslim youth in Philadelphia and Minneapolis create short film magic. In the second year of this signature CAAM program, they explore the universal truths of growing up. Acclaimed filmmaker Musa Syeed returns to help young people craft their unique stories that disintegrate the borders built on stereotypes.
John Atonelli / SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2015 / Documentary, Short / 36 mins“The roots of ‘ulu are deep.” ‘Ulu, or breadfruit, was once a staple of native Hawaiian foodways. explore the cultural significance and revival of this revered plant amongst native practitioners and agricultural experts.
Precedes: Sons of Halawa
Matt Yamashita / SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 56 minsPilipo Solatorio is the last native Hawaiian from Halawa. He lives harmoniously with nature and attuned to the spirit of the land. The teachings of his ancestors are at risk of being lost unless he finds a successor to continue his traditions. Only through their roots will future generations flourish.
Preceded by: Roots of ‘Ulu
Mabel Cheung / SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / Hong Kong / 1997 / Narrative / 140 minsJoin us as we revisit acclaimed filmmaker Mabel Cheung’s evocative portrayal of the powerful and influential Soong family in THE SOONG SISTERS. The film details the true story of the Soong daughters’ rise in fame and influence during a turbulent period of war and revolution in 20th-century China.
The Super Story behind Pixar’s “Sanjay’s Super Team”
March 15, 2016 6:30 pm At Rush