AYCE (All You Can Eat)
- Shorts Programs
- 74 mins
We’re not surprised that people love making and watching films about food. Food is one of the most inclusive and beautiful ways to access a culture. These shorts show that the duality of food is endless – an expression of love or a weapon of control, an anchor to tradition or an imagination of what could be, or all of these things at once. Wear your stretchy pants for this one.
Self-proclaimed “foodies” AND people who hate the term “foodie,” CHEF’S TABLE binge-watchers, anyone who has been told “they’ve gotten fat” or “you look too skinny” at family functions, folks tired of seeing white chefs getting accolades for cooking the food they bullied you for bringing to school, folks looking beyond lunchbox trauma stories.
In this program
Directed by Dustin Nakao-Haider
Drawing on his family’s culinary legacy, award-winning chef Ethan Lim creates dishes inspired by the rich history of Cambodia and imagines how Cambodian cuisine might have evolved had the civil war not paused its growth.
SHALLOTS AND GARLIC
Directed by Andrea Nirmala Widjajanto
Tensions simmer as two diametrically different sisters prepare their grandparents’ wedding aniversary dinner.
Directed by Theodore Caleb Haas
A 98 year old patriarch passes on the time-honored Japanese American tradition of mushroom hunting.
Directed by Mahnoor Euceph
A privileged Pakistani girl embarks on a mission to save her beloved pet goat from being eaten on Eid al-Azha, only to learn the meaning of sacrifice.
Directed by G Yamazawa
The Yamazawas risk it all to bring traditional Japanese cuisine and their authentic selves to Durham, NC.