Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

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PAAFF EATS Food Shorts

November 20, 2016 @ 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Film Still from Noodle Deli

Each of the films in this FREE program of shorts involves food culture, preparation, or appreciation. Filmmakers expected in attendance for post-screening Q&A.

Destination Philadelphia: An Immigrant’s Journey
An intimate portrait of Philadelphia-based chef/owner of critically acclaimed Xi’an Sizzling Woks.

The Last Tip
During the course of his meal, a loyal patron reminisces into his past memories at his favorite restaurant one last time.

The Roots of ‘Ulu
‘Ulu, or breadfruit, grows on trees that last for decades and require relatively little water or nutrients. This short doc traces the history of ‘Ulu in ancient Hawaiian cuisine and resurgence in popularity by a new generation of Hawaiians.

Sameer and the Giant Samosa
A dark comedy about a newlywed Indian couple and their diverging views on marriage and tradition. A surreal turn of events reveals the groom’s true, hidden appetites.From China to LA, Shanxi-born chef Jeffrey Zhifeng Yang continues one of the world’s most fabled culinary traditions – the art of noodles.

Every summer Ben’s grandmother picks, stews and cans tomatoes at Matsumura Farms in Esparto, CA. A short doc of earnest life lessons passed from one generation to the next.

Doubles with Slight Pepper
An Indo-Carribean chef struggles to support himself by selling doubles, Trinidad’s quintessential street food. When his estranged father returns, he must decide whether to save his life.

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