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Pacific Showcase

This series of films and conversations is a collaboration with our National Multicultural Alliance (NMCA) partner, Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC). PIC supports, advances, and develops Pacific Island media content and talent that results in a deeper understanding of Pacific Island history, culture, and contemporary challenges.

In this program

Home Court

Directed by Erica Tanamachi

The ascent of Ashely Chea, Cambodian American basketball prodigy and her pursuit for college.

CAAM Filmmaker Summit Session 3

Session 3: Perspectives from the Pacific

FREE (registration required) What’s in a name? For people, itʻs a way we identify ourselves, who we are…

Preserving Taste

Directed by Gelareh Kiazand

Chef Hanif Sadr introduces Northern Iranian cuisine to San Francisco, navigating personal and political challenges of ingredient sourcing and immigration restrictions.


Directed by Fatimah Asghar

In a soul retrieval at the threshold of fantasy and reality, a young woman retraces a moment frozen in time to recover her past self from sexual trauma.


Directed by Geqi Li

Sex work, teen pregnancy, and abortion challenge a mother-daughter relationship.
Content advisory: This film includes depictions of nudity and sexual acts.

So That Tonight We Might See

Directed by Bea Hesselbart

A transracial adoptee questions the ethics of storytelling through family archives and interviews.