Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

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Be About It

November 20, 2016 @ 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm

$6 – $8
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Two fathers and their families battle against a potentially life-threatening disease impacting the Asian American community. Both contracted hepatitis B (hep B) at birthHep B, caused by the hepatitis B virus, can result in serious liver problems before symptoms become noticeable and is frequently referred to as a “silent killer.” Up to two million people are infected in the US, and as many as two out of three Asian Americans living with it aren’t aware they have it. Often stigmatized and misunderstood, hep B is the most common cause of liver cancer among Asian Americans. Through the lives of Alan and AJ, witness how two families cope with the impact of this potentially life-threatening virus.

Screening with Caregiving: A Circle of Love a short doc by AARP about caregiving in the Chinese American community from the perspective of the three family caregivers, including MSNBC News Anchor Richard Lui.

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November 20, 2016
4:45 pm - 6:15 pm
$6 – $8
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Asian Arts Initiative
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Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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