MADE YOU A MIXTAPE
Music can soothe the soul but is it powerful enough to change the world? To fix a broken heart? This collection of melodic shorts explores the true potential of music and it’s everlasting power to stimulate and feed our spirits, one beat at a time.
Co-Presented by: Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center
In This Program
Catherine Kyungeun Lee / Shorts / South Korea, USA / 2017 / Documentary, Short / 18 minsFor the last seven years, Juilliard-trained violinist, Hyung-Joon Won has given up almost everything to fulfill his dream of having the first-ever joint concert of North and South Korean musicians at the 38th parallel realized. With the odds against him and tensions between the two countries, will music ever find its way to no-man’s-land?
Jess X. Snow / Shorts / USA / 2017 / Short / 13 minsFeaturing the natural elements of earth, wind, fire and water, four women come together in this immersive artistic experience to take a stand against corrupting forces that threaten to destroy the sanctity and beauty of the planet’s natural resources for future generations. Together, they share their stories of their roots and their love for family.
Marie Jamora / Shorts / USA / 2016 / Short / 15 minsTired of conforming to what is expected, 14-year-old Vanessa dares to break the mold by learning the art of turntablism behind her older brother’s back. Set in the early 1980s in the era of hip-hop’s game-changing influence within the Filipino American community, FLIP THE RECORD is a coming-of-age story about a teenager realizing that in order to “flip” the narrative, you must dare to play to the sound of your own beat.
David Liu / Shorts / USA / 2017 / Short / 12 minsTeenage saxophonist Jeffrey Lee struggles to pursue his jazz dreams as he attempts to adjust to his new life after his parents’ separation. With his musical aspirations serving as a painful reminder to his troubled father, Alex, their father-son relationship finds itself at a crossroads when Jeffrey decides to try out for the school’s jazz band.
Rachel Lattin, Jordyn Romero, Eliott Powell, Riani Singgih & Paloma Young / Shorts / USA / 2017 / Short / 10 minsGlasgow-based brothers, Raj and Pops who make up the music duo Tigerstyle try to stay true to their Sikh roots in their mission to produce and promote hip-hop Bhangra fusion music. With all the hustle needed to maintain a production, Raj must find the balance between maintaining his life amid a career that is in a constant state of evolution.