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2017 Asian American International Film Festival | New York City

FAULT

Directed by Daniel Lee

USA / 2017 / 10 mins / English / New York City Premiere

Plays In:
SHORTS: STILL HERE, NOT GOING AWAY-PERSPECTIVES ON IDENTITY

Asia Society
July 30, 2017 2:00 pm

Description

When Korean-American tennis fans Daniel Lee and his sister attended a professional tennis match, they weren’t expecting to make international headlines. But after French player Michael Llodra hurled racist abuse at Daniel’s sister, they were forced into the spotlight. This incident is the inspiration for FAULT, a funny and insightful short about the complexities of directly confronting racism.


Director's Bio

Daniel Lee is a writer, director, and actor originally from Baltimore, Maryland. he was a Screenwriting Fellow for Film Independents’s Project Involve and a founding member of San Francisco’s theater and film company Killing My Lobster. His short films Sunday Afternoon, Las Ramblas, and Alice, have screened in festivals across the world. He recently created and starred in the I 3-part web series Ask A Celebrity Anything. Daniel graduated from Brown University, and is trying to eat less sugar.



Plays in

  1. SHORTS: STILL HERE, NOT GOING AWAY-PERSPECTIVES ON IDENTITY

    114 mins
    Ever since right-wing ethnonationalism broke into mainstream politics, the Western media landscape has been overrun by sympathetic stories of white citizens and all the reasons they were driven to support people like Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen. Absent from this narrative is the millions of people of color negatively affected by the racist political agendas spreading across the Western world. This absence is exactly what makes the following films so essential. They are all unique explorations of Asian identity in white Western society, providing an array of perspectives on what it means to be the minority.

    In This Program: FAULT, F**KED UP, PARIS, NI HAO, CONNECTED, THE BEST AND THE LONELIEST DAYS, SEMIOTICS OF SAB, HI, I AM SAM


Dates & Times

Plays In:
SHORTS: STILL HERE, NOT GOING AWAY-PERSPECTIVES ON IDENTITY

Asia Society
July 30, 2017 2:00 pm