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Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Shorts Program: Between Borders

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Friday 11/11
2:00 pm
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Running time: 54 mins.

FREE SCREENING

This selection of five shorts involve various marginalized identities both in the US and abroad. A mixed program of Narrative and Documentary shorts. 

Filmmakers expected in attendance.

RED, WHITE, AND BEARD
Director: Matt Rogers | 12 mins | USA
Cartoonist Vishavjit Singh had a unique way of fighting intolerance in the post-9/11 US - walking the streets of New York City dressed as Captain Sikh America. This short doc poses a simple question - why can’t Captain America wear a turban?

CHANTHADETH
Director: Joseph Mills | 11 mins | USA
Born of Lao and Cambodian parents, Chanthadeth grew up with his Cambodian mother, and no connection to his Lao father and relatives. This short doc explores his bicultural identity and the meaning of his name, ultimately learning the importance of acknowledging both sides of his cultural heritage.

THE THREE TALES OF A COIN
Director: Nishok Nishok | 11 mins | Singapore | *WORLD PREMIERE*
A coin recounts its life story, changing hands between a diverse group of Singaporeans in three pivotal transactions.

THE LOOKOUT
Director: Brian Redondo | 13 mins | Greece, USA
This short documentary examines the treacherous boat ride across the Aegean Sea, just one of many hardships, endured by Syrian refugees through the eyes of an altruistic Israeli volunteer hoping to do what he can to ease their suffering.

THE FBI BLEW UP MY ICE SKATES
Director: Sara Zia Ebrahimi & Lindsey Martin | 7 mins | USA
This animated short recounts the titular incident that happened to the director in the wake of the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis.