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2016 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

EAST BY NORTHWEST (FREE)

Short Film

EAST BY NORTHWEST (FREE)

Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
February 20, 2016 2:30 pm

Description

A collection of short filmsĀ focused onĀ the Pacific Northwest.

Co-Presented By: ACRS and Densho

Seating is limited, and will be on a first come, first served basis.

 

In This Program


  1. WHERE IN THE WORLD IS MT MANZO NAGANO?

    George Takaki / Short Film, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 5 mins
    Three young men struggle to make the first ever ascent of wild and rugged Mount Manzo Nagano, named in honor of their great-grandfather, the first Japanese immigrant to Canada. Director George Takaki scheduled to attend.

  2. CHANTHADETH

    Chanthadeth Chanthalangsy and Joseph Mills / Short Film, By Northwest Filmmakers, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 12 mins
    Chanthadeth grew up hating his name. Although he was born of Lao and Cambodian parents, he grew up with his Cambodian mother and did not connect with his Lao relatives. In this documentary, Chanthadeth explores his bicultural identity and learns the importance of acknowledging both of his cultural heritages. Director Chanthadeth Chanthalangsy and producer Joseph Mills scheduled to attend.

  3. AN AMERICAN HERO: SHIRO KASHINO

    Shannon Gee / Short Film, Documentary, By Northwest Filmmakers, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Animated Documentary / 16 mins
    Based on the graphic novel FIGHTING FOR AMERICA: NISEI SOLDIERS, this inventive animated short tells the story of Shiro Kashino, a World War II Nisei veteran. Born in Seattle and a graduate of Garfield High School, Shiro would go on to join the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and become one of the most decorated soldiers of the Second World War. Director Shannon Gee scheduled to attend.

  4. THE CAR DOCTOR PAT ABE

    Tadd Mitsui / Short Film, Documentary, By Northwest Filmmakers, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 8 mins
    Another chapter ends in the story of Chinatown International District as Japanese American mechanic Pat Abe closes his 47-year-old shop forever. Director Tadd Mitsui scheduled to attend.

  5. MODEL MINORITY STEREOTYPE

    Minhkennedy Pham and Joseph Mills / Short Film, Documentary, By Northwest Filmmakers, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 23 mins
    By examining the roots, effects, and implications of the model minority stereotype, this film uncovers harmful truths behind this prevalent myth in American society.

  6. ENFU

    Ian Devier / Short Film, Documentary, By Northwest Filmmakers, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 18 mins
    Known to most as Enfu, Seattle-based artist Ken Taya's work speaks to generations of Asian Americans. From the gritty exploration of his cultural identity to the evolution of his artistic style, this film explores the whimsical and cross-cultural relevance of Enfu's work which has won him fans around the world. Director/Producer Ian Devier scheduled to attend.

Dates & Times

EAST BY NORTHWEST (FREE)

Northwest Film Forum Screen 2
February 20, 2016 2:30 pm