Asian film, media, and culture

Interview with Genta Matsugami [OAFF 2019]

Born in Hiroshima in 1981, Genta Matsugami is a film director who operates the creative production-house16 bit.inc. He graduated from Osaka University of Arts in 2005 and his graduation work won a prize in the […]

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on May, 18 · in Interviews

Preview – The Austin Asian American Film Festival 2019, June 13-16

The Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) has announced the full line-up for its 11th annual film festival, a sweeping slate of 11 feature films and 17 shorts from Asian and Asian American filmmakers. This […]

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on May, 17 · in Reviews

Last Sunrise (China, 2019) [CAAMFest 2019]

In a near future when human civilization is entirely powered by solar energy, the Earth’s sun suddenly vanishes from the sky. As temperatures across the planet plummet, and the atmosphere begins to dissipate, freelance astronomer […]

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on May, 16

Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 (USA, 2018) [CAAMFest 2019]

When President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 in 1942, he set in motion the incarceration of around 120,000 Japanese-Americans in concentration camps in some of the harshest areas of the United States. This lasted until […]

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on May, 15

Minidoka (USA, 2018) [CAAMFest 2019]

Megumi Nishikura is an American documentarian who works to reveal aspects of our common humanity through film. Her most famous title is Hafu: The Mixed-Race Experience in Japan (2013) but for her latest documentary, Minidoka, […]

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on May, 15

Our Time Machine (China, 2019) [CAAMFest 2019]

Early in S. Leo Chiang and Yang Sun’s first documentary collaboration, Our Time Machine, successful Shanghai-based artist Maleonn (né Ma Liang) unveils a new project before an audience: “Papa’s Time Machine,” a semi-autobiographical puppet play […]

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on May, 13

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