Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

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Between Borders Shorts

November 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Film Still from Red, White, and Beard

This FREE program of five shorts involve various marginalized identities both in the US and abroad. A mixed program of Narrative and Documentary shorts, subjects include mixed ethnic identity, refugees, and racial profiling.

Filmmakers expected in attendance.

Chanthadeth grew up with his Cambodian mother and no connection to his Lao father or 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
A coin recounts its life story, changing hands between a diverse group of Singaporeans in three pivotal transactions.

The Lookout
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
This animated short recounts the titular incident that happened to the director in the wake of the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis.

Red, White, and Beard
Cartoonist Vishavjit Singh has 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?

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