ART BEYOND THE SCREEN
Q&A to follow with filmmakers
Going beyond the cinematic talents of our community, the following shorts showcase and dive into other art forms. How Asian talents from around the world transform and use art to expand what it means to be an artist.
Post Screening Panelists:
Rachel Lattin, Director
Riani Singgih, Director
Jon Chiang, Director
Peter Planta, Cinematographer
Vishavjit Singh, Actor
Satpal Kaur, Actor
Val Wang, Director
Tickets to Screening:
Screenings made possible by: Asian American Arts Alliance, Project by Project
In This Program
Rachel Lattin, Riani Singgih, Jordyn Romero, Elliot Powell, Paloma Young / SHORT FILMS / Scotland / Documentary / 10 minsRaj and his brother, Pops, make up the popular music duo Tigerstyle. Based in Glasgow, the brothers work as DJs and music producers, creating hip-hop bhangra fusion music. While Western music is centered around a partying culture, Tigerstyle aims to promote Sikh values in their music.
Jon Chiang / SHORT FILMS / Canada / Documentary / 8 minsAfter being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Vancouver hip-hop artist Francis Arevalo harnessed the healing power of music.
Harleen Singh / SHORT FILMS / USA / Documentary / 52 minsWith a lively backdrop of superheroes, comic books, and animation, DRAWN TOGETHER: COMICS, DIVERSITY AND STEREOTYPES brings together three talented artists—a Sikh, a woman, and an African American—who are challenging the racist stereotyping endemic in America through their work.
Val Wang / SHORT FILMS / Canada, China, USA / Documentary, Sports / 25 minsIn this coming-of-age story, Daqi is a Chinese circus artist who leaves home at nine-years-old to train at an elite state-run circus academy. Restless from training, he leaves the comforts of his stable position to perform with Cirque du Soleil. When he collides with Montreal circus troupe 7 Fingers, Daqi finds a strength in himself that he never dreamed of. THE FLIP SIDE presents the increasingly globalized circus world, where disparate people and acrobatic cultures come together, clash, and ultimately transform each other.