Inspired by true events, "Allegiance" is the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events of Pearl Harbor.
A martial artist/doctor steals from the corrupt authorities as a masked thief to give to the poor while another martial artist/doctor is forced to hunt him down. But a major threat unites them as a powerful and traitorous shaolin monk takes over the authorities.
Check out the short films that won awards at SAAFF 2018 this year.
Grand jury prize narrative short: Monday
Audience choice narrative short: Wonderland
Audience choice documentary short: Forever, Chinatown