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2018 Asian American International Film Festival

DOCUMENTARIES


  1. BADASS BEAUTY QUEEN

    Theresea Kowall-Shipp / DOCUMENTARIES / Canada / Documentary / 70 mins
    Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin is a BADASS BEAUTY QUEEN, using her most powerful weapons—B allure and grace—to stand up to an oppressive regime.

    Preceded by: I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY

    BADASS BEAUTY QUEEN

    Village East Cinema
    July 28, 2018 4:45 pm Not Available


  2. CRIME + PUNISHMENT

    Stephen Maing / DOCUMENTARIES / USA / Documentary, Law / 112 mins
    Following members of the “NYPD 12,” plaintiffs of a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, CRIME + PUNISHMENT takes an intimate look at the real lives and struggles of minority members on the police force.
    CRIME + PUNISHMENT

    Village East Cinema
    July 26, 2018 6:00 pm Not Available


  3. GAY HOLLYWOOD DAD

    Quentin Lee / DOCUMENTARIES / Canada, China, USA / Documentary, LGBTQIA+ / 95 mins
    Single gay dad Quentin Lee juggles between raising his newborn baby by himself and making his means as an acclaimed independent filmmaker in Hollywood.
    GAY HOLLYWOOD DAD

    Village East Cinema
    August 2, 2018 6:00 pm Not Available


  4. INVISIBLE HANDS

    Shraysi Tandon / DOCUMENTARIES / Indonesia, Ghana, China, India, USA / Documentary / 80 mins
    Slavery still exists today and it’s run by the world’s corporate giants. INVISIBLE HANDS exposes how child labor and child trafficking is nefariously intertwined with the supply chains of the world’s biggest companies and the goods we touch everyday.
    INVISIBLE HANDS

    Village East Cinema
    July 27, 2018 8:00 pm Not Available


  5. LETTER FROM MASANJIA

    Leon Lee / DOCUMENTARIES / China / Documentary / 75 mins
    When a desperate SOS letter penned by a political prisoner turns up in Halloween decorations sold in Oregon, it sparks a chain of events that exposes appalling human rights violations and leads to sweeping labour reform in China.
    LETTER FROM MASANJIA

    Village East Cinema
    July 28, 2018 3:00 pm Not Available


  6. LOCK AND KEY

    Shilpi Gulati / DOCUMENTARIES / India / Documentary / 81 mins
    An intimate portrayal of the love and labor behind the daily work of recovering from drug addiction in Punjab, India.
    LOCK AND KEY

    Village East Cinema
    July 29, 2018 1:30 pm Not Available


  7. MINDING THE GAP

    Bing Liu / DOCUMENTARIES / USA / Documentary / 93 mins
    Three young men bond across racial lines to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. Ten years later, while facing adult responsibilities, unsettling revelations force them to reckon with their fathers, their mothers, and each other.
    MINDING THE GAP

    Village East Cinema
    August 2, 2018 8:15 pm Not Available


  8. RITOMA

    Ruby Yang / DOCUMENTARIES / Documentary, Sports / 58 mins
    As tradition and modernity collide high on the Tibetan plateau, the nomads of Ritoma have a new passion: basketball.

    Preceded by: NGUYENing | The Lee Nguyen Story

    RITOMA

    Village East Cinema
    July 29, 2018 3:30 pm Not Available


  9. LATE LIFE: THE CHIEN-MING WANG STORY – Centerpiece Presentation & Reception

    Frank W. Chen / DOCUMENTARIES, SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2018 / Documentary, Sports / 99 mins
    LATE LIFE: THE CHIEN-MING WANG STORY is a feature-length documentary following the latter years of Wang’s professional baseball career. A poignant account of his life as told by those closest to him, it examines his roles as starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, father, son, and international icon. This is the story of a man who is unwilling to give up and unable to let go.
    LATE LIFE: THE CHIEN-MING WANG STORY – Centerpiece Presentation & Reception

    Village East Cinema
    July 29, 2018 6:00 pm Not Available


  10. ULAM: MAIN DISH – Closing Night Presentation & Reception

    Alexandra Cuerdo / DOCUMENTARIES, SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2017 / Documentary, Family, Food / 90 mins
    In this tasty documentary, Director Alexandra Cuerdo tracks the rise of Filipino food from being “the underdog of Asian cuisines” to its new abode in the center of the American table.
    ULAM: MAIN DISH – Closing Night Presentation & Reception

    Co-Presented by Asia Society
    August 4, 2018 7:00 pm Not Available