STORIES FROM THE AMERICAN SOUTH SHORTS
This year, CAAM launched its American South Initiative, kicking off with its first-ever regional convening in Durham, North Carolina. The initiative is a year-long effort engaging the Asian American documentary filmmaking community to build an infrastructure connecting social justice and cultural organizations in the American South.
As part of this initiative, STORIES FROM THE AMERICAN SOUTH SHORTS brings uniquely-curated Asian American voices to the social justice and cultural identity issues lying in the lesser-explored region.”
Co-Presented by: Bay Area Video Coalition
In This Program
PJ Raval & Ellen Spiro / Shorts / USA / 2018 / Short / 24 minsJessica Jin combats an absurd Texas gun law with even more absurdity, taking #CocksNotGlocks from Twitter to the University of Texas campus. But her irreverent protest could have serious consequences in her heavily-armed state.
Huay-Bing Law / Shorts / USA / 2017 / Narrative Fiction, Short / 13 minsA Chinese immigrant woman tries to fit in at her husband's graduation reception in 1950s America.
Robbie Fisher & Dudley Percy Olsson / Shorts / USA / 2014 / Documentary, Short / 10 minsLeadway was the name of the grocery store in Shaw, Mississippi, owned by Cindi Quong Lofton's parents. When her father was killed in a botched robbery, the crime reverberated throughout the small community, devastating not only the business but the town as well.
Rita Phetmixay / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 13 minsRita Phetmixay's mother and father immigrated to North Carolina in the 1980s after the communist takeover of Laos. This deeply personal film chronicles the strength of her family's identity as both Lao and American.
Jennifer Crandall / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 6 minsIn part 10 of a 52-part series called WHITMAN, ALABAMA, we meet Han and Dang, owners of Viet Cuisine in Huntsville, Alabama, and their daughter Eva. As they read a verse of Walt Whitman's poetry, their daily life at the restaurant unfolds before our eyes.