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Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

It Runs in the Family + LGBTQ Shorts

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Saturday 11/12
11:30 am
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dir. Joella Cabalu, Canada/Phillipines, Documentary, 45 mins.
A young gay Filipino Canadian artist, Jay Cabalu and his sister Joella travel from Vancouver to Manila to meet their other queer relatives. Reconciling issues of faith, sexuality, and family relationships; viewers are invited to accompany Jay on this personal journey as he reflects on his struggle with being gay and Roman Catholic. It Runs in the Family is an intimate exploration on acceptance and what the modern queer family can aspire to in the Filipino diaspora.

Director: Quyen Nguyen-Le | 12 mins | USA
An experimental narrative short film about a queer Vietnamese American teen who attempts to piece together and understand their mom’s experience as a Vietnam War refugee.

Director: Vicky Du | 13 mins | USA
Five queer and trans Asian-Americans from New York City explore their relationships with their family and culture in this patchwork documentary. The subjects share stories about their families, and in doing so, shed light on the complicated histories that have shaped these intimate and personal relationships.

Director: | 12 mins | USA
Two 20-something Indian Americans meet under family pressures to get an arranged marriage they don’t want but realize that actually going through it might be their best option. One is gay and the other wishes to pursue her own restaurant business.