AT THE DINNER TABLE SHORTS

Food brings families and communities together. AT THE DINNER TABLE showcases the power of food in our lives, from stories about restaurants impacted by the pandemic to stories from the dinner table where loved ones connect. We highly recommend watching this program with your favorite meal ready to devour.

THIS PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE CAAMFEST ON DEMAND AND INCLUDES Q&A. 

Co-Presenters: Pinterest AsiansAngel Island Immigration Station FoundationUCLA Asian Pacific Alumni AssociationJewish Film InstituteHapa Mag (Mixed Asian Media), AYPAL: Building API Community PowerJewish Community Center of San FranciscoChinese Community Health Plan

In this program


HAVE YOU EATEN?

Directed by Lina Li

While quarantining at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, filmmaker Lina Li documents her mother preparing a meal, while the two converse about cultural differences and misunderstandings.

KOTO: THE LAST SERVICE

Directed by Joella Cabalu

After being open for over 40 years, reflections and memories are shared by employees and customers alike of its impact in the Campbell River community on its last day in service.

LUNAR: THE JEWISH-ASIAN FILM PROJECT EP. 1: THE TASTE OF CONNECTION

Directed by Jared Chiang-Zeizel, Jenni Rudolph

In the first episode of a docuseries exploring the stories of Asian American Jews, several of them discuss examining their identity through memories, histories, and fusion possibilities of food from both sides of their heritages.

PHOENIX BAKERY: SWEETS FOR THE SWEET

Directed by Janet Chen

As the Los Angeles Chinatown’s Phoenix Bakery celebrates its 80th anniversary, the Chan family reflects back on its past, while contemplating its future.

LET’S EAT

Directed by Dixon Wong

As a young woman prepares a meal, she reflects back about both the happy and bitter memories with her mother and the unconditional love they have for each other in the meals they share.

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