Genre

Documentary

ALL IN MY FAMILY

Film

ALL IN MY FAMILY

Directed by Hao Wu
All in My Family tells a heartfelt, cross-cultural autobiographical story of Chinese-born filmmaker Hao Wu, who creates a…
Documentaries

ALTERNATIVE FACTS: THE LIES OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 9066

Film

ALTERNATIVE FACTS: THE LIES OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 9066

Directed by Jon Osaki, Megumi Nishikura
ALTERNATIVE FACTS highlights the racism and political maneuvering behind Executive Order 9066 that led to the World War…
Galas

CHINATOWN RISING

Film

CHINATOWN RISING

Directed by Harry Chuck, Josh Chuck
CHINATOWN RISING, directed by Bay Area natives Harry and Josh Chuck, is a love letter to San Francisco’s…

COMING HOME: The 990 Pacific Relocation Story

Film

COMING HOME: The 990 Pacific Relocation Story

Directed by Emma Marie Chiang
COMING HOME: The 990 Pacific Relocation Story shares how one nonprofit, Chinatown Community Development Center, transitioned a building…

DETOURING ASIA/AMERICA WITH VALERIE SOE

Film

DETOURING ASIA/AMERICA WITH VALERIE SOE

Directed by MILA ZUO
A visual discussion between filmmakers Valerie Soe and Mila Zuo, exploring contemporary topics related to race, feminism, art,…

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US

Film

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US

Directed by Jeffrey Wu
Accompanied by his father and equipped with filming gear, a grandson travels to his homeland in China to…
Special Presentations

EATING UP EASTER

Film

EATING UP EASTER

Directed by Sergio Mata‘u Rapu
Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, is under economic and ecological threat. Sergio Rapu follows stalwart, outspoken indigenous defenders…
Documentaries

FINDING THE VIRGO

Film

FINDING THE VIRGO

Directed by Barre Fong
Nearly 40 years ago, Lauren Vuong and her fam- ily were rescued from the South China Sea by…
Special Presentations

FIRST PERSON PLURAL

Film

FIRST PERSON PLURAL

Directed by Deann Borshay Liem
In 1966, Deann Borshay Liem was adopted by an American family and was sent from Korea to her…

FLO’S BUS

Film

FLO’S BUS

Directed by Dean Ishida
For over 15 years, 77-year-old Flo Matsuda has organized quarterly bus trips from Los Angeles to Las Vegas…
Galas, Special Presentations

GEOGRAPHIES OF KINSHIP

Film

GEOGRAPHIES OF KINSHIP

Directed by Deann Borshay Liem
GEOGRAPHIES OF KINSHIP traces the legacy of war and political upheaval on vulnerable members of a traditionally patriarchal…

I AM YOUR… A JOURNEY THROUGH A FADING PAST

Film

I AM YOUR… A JOURNEY THROUGH A FADING PAST

Directed by Bryan Fong, Veronica Chung
A short travel film dedicated to preserving and capturing a granddaughter and grandmother's relationship. Veronica's grandmother, Amah, has…

IN THIS FAMILY

Film

IN THIS FAMILY

Directed by Drama del Rosario
A son revisits audio recordings of his home life in the aftermath of being outed as gay and…
Documentaries

JADDOLAND

Film

JADDOLAND

Directed by Nadia Shihab
On a trip to visit her Iraqi mother in West Texas, filmmaker Nadia Shihab paints an intimate portrait…
Documentaries

LAST NIGHT I SAW YOU SMILING

Film

LAST NIGHT I SAW YOU SMILING

Directed by Kavich Neang
Nearly 500 families living in Cambodia's iconic White Building, a 54-year-old remnant of New Khmer Architecture, reflect on…
Special Presentations

LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN

Film

LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN

Directed by Valerie Soe
Fearless, inventive and outspoken are a few words to describe CAAMFest37 Spotlight Honoree Valerie Soe. From the 80’s…
Documentaries

M FOR MALAYSIA

Film

M FOR MALAYSIA

Directed by Dian Lee, Ineza Rousille
On the eve of the 2018 Malaysian elections, a racially divided country places its hopes
of overcoming a corrupt…

MINIDOKA

Film

MINIDOKA

Directed by Megumi Nishikura
A young Seattle activist traces back his family history of incarceration during World War II and applies lessons…

MY GRANDPA

Film

MY GRANDPA

Directed by Mike Pauli
Through intimate interviews with his grandpa, Director Chen learns more about his grandpa’s art and the larger cultural…
Documentaries

OUR TIME MACHINE

Film

OUR TIME MACHINE

Directed by S. Leo Chiang, Yang Sun
Artist Ma Liang is producing an autobiographical play to honor his father, who’s losing hismemories to Alzheimer’s. OUR…
Documentaries

MAYOR ED LEE

Film

MAYOR ED LEE

Directed by Rick Quan
MAYOR ED LEE honors and celebrates the legacy of San Francisco’s late mayor, Edwin Lee. Director Rick Quan…

PERIOD GIRL

Film

PERIOD GIRL

Directed by Jalena Keane-Lee
PERIOD GIRL follows Nadya Okamoto, a 20 year-old Harvard sophomore who started the non-profit PERIOD Org, which distributes…
Documentaries

SEADRIFT

Film

SEADRIFT

Directed by Tim Tsai
SEADRIFT examines the tensions in a small Gulf Coast fishing town when Vietnamese refugees move there in 1979.…

SHARE

Film

SHARE

Directed by Barna Szász, Ellie Wen
An 18-year-old Instagram influencer attempts to reconcile his identity online with his identity in real life.
Documentaries

THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED

Film

THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED

Directed by Assia Boundaoui
What does it feel like to be watched — surveilled by the state? Director Assia Boundaoui bravely takes…
Special Presentations

THE LAST STITCH

Film

THE LAST STITCH

Directed by Alfred Sung
Director Alfred Sung spotlights his own family in THE LAST STITCH, an affectionate look at Hong Kong immigrants…
Special Presentations

WE GON’ BE ALRIGHT

Film

WE GON’ BE ALRIGHT

Directed by Bao Nguyen
“We Gon’ Be Alright” is a series that explores the new dimensions of racial resegregation in the United…
Galas

WHEN WE WALK

Film

WHEN WE WALK

Directed by Jason DaSilva
Emmy Award-winning director Jason DaSilva continues the documentation of his diagnosis with multiple sclerosis and its aftermath. WHEN…

WINNER OF PEACE

Film

WINNER OF PEACE

Directed by Marisa Kelly, Taylor Killefer
A young Sikh poet toes the line between her community and personal beliefs, but finds solace in spoken…
Documentaries

A WOMAN’S WORK

Film

A WOMAN’S WORK

Directed by Yu Gu
A WOMAN’S WORK follows two former cheerleaders who challenge the multi-billion dollar National Football League by suing for…