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People Power

What does it take to move two people? What about two hundred? These are stories of communities coming together to stand for their values even when official structures have abandoned them. From villages in Myanmar to burial grounds in Hawaii to San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood, these inspiring films remind us that it takes a village.

Co-presented by Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC)

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In this program

Shifting Sands

Directed by May Thyn Kyi

Every year, thousands of young people like Ma Nwet Yin Win flock to Yangon from Myanmar’s rural dry zone to work in the factories. While climate change has made life in these peoples’ rural homes difficult, fighting for workers’ rights in Yangon is no less daunting.

Pili Ka Mo’o

The Fukumitsu ʻOhana (family) of Hakipuʻu are Native Hawaiian taro farmers and keepers of this generational practice. While much of Oʻahu has become urbanized, Hakipuʻu remains a kīpuka (oasis) of traditional knowledge where great chiefs once resided and their bones still remain. The Fukumitsus are tossed into a world of complex real estate and judicial proceedings when nearby Kualoa Ranch, a large settler-owned corporation, destroys their familial burials to make way for continued development plans.

It Takes the Hood to Save the Hood

Directed by Harvey Magsaysay Lozada

A documentary short created with San Francisco-based violence prevention and youth development organization UNITED PLAYAZ.