Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

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November 11, 2017 @ 2:50 pm - 4:00 pm

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This series of FREE shorts explores variations on the theme of metamorphosis: transitions between life and dead, emotional growth, and physical transformation.
Filmmakers are expected to be in attendance.

Director: Sara Soheili | 12 mins | Iran
While five pregnant women sit in their doctor’s waiting room, their unborn babies carry on conversations about life inside their mommy’s belly and futures outside the womb.

The Servant
Director: Farnoosh Abedi | 9 mins | Iran
A bug becomes a servant, but how long will he stand his master’s abuse?

Tidal Waves
Director: Kristina Wong | 9 mins | Canada
Tidal Waves is a short film about a young dancer’s struggle with scoliosis. After undergoing a surgery to correct her spine, Riley – a once triumphant and passionate dancer must now come to terms with the fact that she can no longer dance. After her mother enrolls her in water therapy, Riley begins to find a new path.

A Time to Bleed
Director: Shaun Vivaris | 5 mins | USA
A young man hallucinates an existential debate with a former school teacher as he bleeds out in his bathtub.

Confucius Plaza
Director: Patrick Chen | 5 mins | USA
Within this building of 762 apartments there’s a story in each of them. In this story, a young couple enjoy a morning together in bed that will change their lives forever.
Tiger God
Director: Ying Pan | 7 mins | Taiwan
Master Tiger, the god who protected children in Chinese traditional religion, rises to the occasion when a young boy needs his help.

Director: Andrew Hida | 12 mins | USA
Im/Perfection is about one man’s pursuit of perfection in his creation of hand drawn architectural renderings in Hawaii. In a digital world, Hitoshi Hida is one of the last holdouts who meticulously practices his craft at the drafting table.

Lady Eva
Director: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson | 11 mins | Tonga, USA
A brave young transgender woman sets off on a journey to become her true self in the conservative Pacific Island Kingdom of Tonga – competing in the Miss Galaxy beauty pageant.

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November 11, 2017
2:50 pm - 4:00 pm
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Institute of Contemporary Art
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