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2016 Asian American International Film Festival | New York City

BALLOT

Directed by Hai Chin Hsu

Shorts / USA / 2015 / Drama, Family / 13 mins / Chinese with English subtitles / NYC Premiere

Plays In:
LGBTQ SHORTS PROGRAM

Village East Cinema
July 24, 2016 1:00 pm

Description

Christine, a young Chinese American woman is out with her friends but not with her family at home. She fights with her conservative mother about Proposition 8 in California, a ballot proposition created by same-sex marriage opponents in 2008. This conflict pushes both mother and daughter to confront their own fears, spotlighting the irony of being in denial.


Director's Bio

Hai Chin was born and raised in Taiwan. She moved to California with her family when she was fifteen. While finding her interest in visual storytelling at a young age, she started to explore graphic design and other media of arts. With her personal experience, she is always interested in themes of self-identity and lives as Chinese immigrant families in the USA. After working as a motion graphic designer for several years, she decided to return to school to pursue filmmaking. Currently studying under the MFA Film-Directing Program in California Institute of the Arts, she hopes to expose herself to all the different possibilities, to write and work on the films that are close to herself, and speak to the audience.



Plays in

  1. LGBTQ SHORTS PROGRAM

    These shorts explore the myriad of ways in which the LGBTQ+ community and the Asian American community intersect and work together. While some aim to directly address this intersection, through meditations on family, Asian American culture, and identity clashes, others feature characters learning to be both LGBTQ+ and Asian American successfully.

    In This Program: COMING FULL CIRCLE: THE JOURNEY OF A TRANSGENDERED KOREAN ADOPTEE, I HATE THE COLOR RED, BALLOT, GAYSIANS, HEART STATION, LIKE HOPE


Dates & Times

Plays In:
LGBTQ SHORTS PROGRAM

Village East Cinema
July 24, 2016 1:00 pm