Directed by Jess X. Snow
Q&A to follow with filmmakers
As rising sea levels threaten the loss of their motherland in Hawai’i , the Philippines, China, and North America, four women fight to preserve the volcano, ocean, land, and air for future generations. In a deeply immersive artistic experience, they channel their mothers and ancestors in song, dance, and poetry, and take a bold and ultimate stand against the corruption of the elements and natural resources by humankind. This film was created by a cast and crew of mostly queer and transgender Asians and Pacific Islanders.
Post Screening Panelists:
Jess X. Snow, Director
Kit Yan, Writer and Producer
Jess X. Snow is a queer asian-canadian public artist, filmmaker, poet and educator. She is currently studying directing in the MFA program for film at the NYU Tisch School of The Arts. Her work has been supported by the Tribeca Film Institute Migration Co/Lab, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center, and has appeared on PBS Newshour, The LA Times, and NBC Asian America and outdoor walls across the country. She is working toward a future where queer and migrant people of color can see themselves whole and heroic on the big screen and city walls and then grow up to create their own future.
SHORTS PROGRAMS / 105 minsThe LGBTQIA+ experience for Asian and Asian Americans often feels hidden and unheard. The following films showcase just a small portion of the many different stories and identities within the Asian queer community.