The Hmong teenagers’ rad adventure to find a dragon is a celebration of true friendship and the strength of love, as well as a whimsical, profound, and searingly funny paean to the perseverance and indestructibility of the immigrants.
Bouncing with nail-biting suspense and ingenious humor, young Chinese filmmaker Li Yuhe's feature debut portrays a puzzling crime that happens in a small, rural town, where greed, lust and wit battle it out in one night. It all starts with a sexually impotent motel owner who hires a professional killer to punish his cheating wife. Everything goes exactly as planned until two blind daters, a robber, a policeman, and a strange dead body unexpectedly arrive. Confident, informed and effortless, ABSURD ACCIDENT welcomes the audience to a new chapter in the Chinese indie film scene.
AFTER THE SEWOL
April 16th, 2014. What on earth happened to South Korea on that day? This documentary explores the changing faces of South Korea through the eyes of two British filmmakers. By talking with relatives of the victims killed in the Sewol tragedy, the filmmakers found the struggles and battles since this tragedy happened. This film can be considered as a journey of uncovering how this accident occurred It reflects on Korean history, trying to decipher why no action was taken to prevent it in the first place.
ALL OUR FATHER’S RELATIONS
ALL OUR FATHER’S RELATIONS tells the story of the Grant siblings who journey from Vancouver to China in an attempt to rediscover their father’s roots and better understand his fractured relationship with their Musqueam mother. Elders now, the Grants and their story reveals the shared struggles of migrants and Indigenous peoples today and in the past.
Mumbai is known as India’s financial capital and the city of dreams. Anyone can make it big there…except for bachelor girls. Indian filmmaker Shikha Makan depicts the struggles of numerous single, unmarried women who are capable of living independently, yet are subjected to unjust conditions when searching for a place to live. This eye-opening documentary exposes Mumbai’s corrupt and sexist system, raising awareness of the unknown issue.
CLASS OF 97: STRAWBERRY FIELDS
Irene Kawai, a Japanese American teenager in Chicago in the 1970s, is haunted by a photo of a grandfather she never knew.
CLASS OF 97: YELLOW
High-school graduation night becomes a wild event for Asian-American teens trying to help a friend who was robbed.