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2016 Asian American International Film Festival | New York City

WE ARE BEAUTIFUL SHORTS PROGRAM

WE ARE BEAUTIFUL SHORTS PROGRAM

Village East Cinema
July 22, 2016 7:00 pm

Description

Cinema can reveal the beauty and grace of people through their stories, aspirations, and vulnerabilities.  This program features several such revelations, from working class dreams in rural China to cross-dressing rebellion in urban Tokyo. By engaging with this visual collection, you’ll gain further insight into the complexities of the human condition — we did.

Post Screening Panel: 

Veena Rao, Director/Producer, MUMBAI MORNINGS

Weronika Mliczewska, Director, SPEECHLESS IN JAPAN

Milton Liu, Director, I HATE BIG PHONY

 

In This Program


  1. BEHIND THE SCHOOLBAG

    Ho Chun-yu Nic / Shorts / Hong Kong / 2015 / Drama / 10 mins
    In this animated short, a Hong Kong youth, weighed down by a miserable childhood, navigates the pressures of the city to find his inner salvation.

  2. FAIRY TALES

    Rongfei Guo / Shorts / China, USA / 2015 / Documentary, Fashion / 30 mins
    A working class girl from rural China wants to be the next Coco Chanel and in bringing these dreams to fruition, she becomes an overnight Internet celebrity. But her newfound stardom comes at a price.

  3. I HATE BIG PHONY

    Milton Liu / Shorts / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 33 mins
    Navigating in between cultures, the soulful Korean singer-songwriter-guitarist Bobby Choy discusses his emotionally moving music and performs some of it too, lending insight into his life journey and what’s next for him.

  4. MUMBAI MORNINGS

    Veena Rao / Shorts / India / 2015 / Documentary / 8 mins
    A humble, but driven, Indian jewelry polisher-turned-ultramarathoner shows us how the world has opened to him as he runs running through the city he calls home.

  5. SPEECHLESS IN JAPAN

    Weronika Mliczewska / Shorts / Poland / 2016 / Documentary / 24 mins
    A deaf and speech-impaired cross-dressing outcast in Tokyo bears the burden of social judgment with extraordinary grace, inducing people to finally listen to his/her story, shattering societal expectations in the process.

Dates & Times

WE ARE BEAUTIFUL SHORTS PROGRAM

Village East Cinema
July 22, 2016 7:00 pm