Breathless Animals (China, 2019)

Dreams are the memories of another life – or so the saying goes, whatever that may mean. If one could identify a subject for Lei Lei’s latest feature-length documentary, Breathless Animals, it would be the […]

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on Jun, 29 · in Reviews

Forgiven Children (Japan, 2020) [Nippon Connection ONLINE]

How much should a child be responsible for his or her crimes? Is mob justice an acceptable substitute for an inept justice system? Can there be redemption for murder? There are no easy answers in […]

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on Jun, 14 · in Reviews

With My Mother Shorts Program [CAAMFest Online]

This year’s CAAMFest presented an aptly packaged double of shorts exploring the complex relationships of mothers and daughters in an Asian-American context. The two films in this shorts program, Leena Pendharkar’s Awaken (USA, 2019) and Eris Qian’s Mother […]

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on May, 30 · in Reviews

First Vote (USA, 2020) [CAAMFest Online]

In her debut documentary, First Vote, Yin Chen presents a refreshing new look into an often-unexamined aspect of the American electorate – that of the Asian-American voter. Through several case studies and interviews, First Vote attempts to dismiss […]

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on May, 14 · in Reviews

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