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2017 Seattle Asian American Film Festival


Directed by Alyce Tzue

Shorts / United States / 2015 / Fantasy, Misc. / 6 mins


A precocious young girl makes a new friend when a tiny boy pilot drops out of the sky on a broken flying machine. Now she must race against time to return him home, before her new friend becomes stranded on Earth forever.

SOAR has won awards at the Student Academy Awards, Palm Springs, Rhode Island, Cleveland, and were also finalists at the BAFTA Student Awards.

Director's Bio

Alyce Tzue is a film director who has worked on Oscar and Emmy-winning animated shorts, with an art and design background that includes animation, videography, graphic design, and architecture.


  1. TYRUS

    Pamela Tom / Features / United States / 2016 / Documentary / 77 mins
    Tyrus is Pamela Tom’s award-winning tour-de-force documentary about 105-year old Guangzhou-born, L.A.-based visual artist, Tyrus Wong, and his breathtaking scope of work across multiple artistic media and his personal and professional journey navigating racial bigotry in 20th century America. Seventeen years in the making, Tom’s film makes meticulous use of Tyrus Wong’s exquisite art, archival footage, illuminating interviews and commentary from Wong himself to document how his unique style, melding Chinese calligraphic and landscape influences with contemporary Western art, helped the Disney animated film, Bambi (1942) specifically, and early Hollywood in general establish their signature visual styles. TYRUS, the film, makes a critical contribution to the documentary tradition and to American society in correcting a historical wrong by spotlighting this seminal but heretofore under-credited figure. Co-presented by: The Wing Luke Museum and OCA Seattle

    Preceded by: SOAR

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