SAFE AMONG STARS

Directed by Jess X. Snow

Cast: Leah Cai, Poppy Liu, Vera Lam

In this atmospheric short, a queer Chinese American woman struggles to tell her immigrant mother and her partner the reason why she left school. Using her powers, she teleports into her own galaxy where no violence can touch her.

Director Biography: Jess X. Snow is a queer immigrant Chinese-Canadian artist and filmmaker, based in Brooklyn, (Lenape Land) who makes work in both North America and China. They are currently an MFA thesis student at NYU Tisch School of The Arts. Through film, large-scale murals, children’s books and community art education, they are working to build a future where LGBTQ+ and migrant people of color may discover in their own stories; a sanctuary for healing and collective liberation. Their art and illustrations has been featured on PBS Newshour, The LA Times, published by Penguin Randomhouse, and collected by the Ford Foundation and Library of Congress. Their films have been supported with grants and fellowships from the Tribeca Film Institute, Canada Council of the Arts, The Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center and Inside Out.

Co-presented by: Brown Girls Doc MafiaQueer Women of Color Media Arts ProjectAngel Island Immigration Station Foundation

THIS FILM IS AVAILABLE ON CAAMFEST ON-DEMAND.

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BEYOND MAGIC

This fresh and unique shorts collection celebrate new stories and the creative minds who dream them up.