Asian film, media, and culture

Preview – Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival, June 29- July 1

The Seattle chapter of Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP) is proud to host the first Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival from Friday June 29 to Sunday July 1, 2018, at University of Washington and SIFF Uptown […]

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on Jun, 19 · in News

The Embodied Landscapes of Chloé Zhao’s Songs My Brothers Taught Me (USA, 2015) and The Rider (USA, 2017)

‘There simply are not enough films made about this place and these people.’ – Chloé Zhao[1] A people and a place In filmmaker Chloé Zhao’s statement above, ‘this place’ refers to the Pine Ridge Indian […]

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on Jun, 18 · in Features

Goodbye Silence (Japan, 2018)

Entertainment, ideas, and art are vital for people. They become part of human instinct. It is seen in the way people dress, arrange their homes, and the way they respond to sounds and images. So […]

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on May, 16

Havana Divas (Hong Kong, 2018) [CAAMFest 2018]

For her third feature-length documentary, Hong Kong-based scholar/professor/filmmaker Shiyu Louisa Wei turns her attention to the experiences of Caridad Amaran and Georgina Wong Gutierrez. Though Caridad actually has no Chinese blood and Georgina is half-Chinese, […]

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on May, 15

Ordinary Everyday (Japan, 2017) [OAFF 2018]

Ordinary Everyday is a short film examining that idealised fantasy many people have: the perfect family. Is there such a thing? We all have hidden sides which we conceal. This proves to be the case […]

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on May, 13

A Time to Swim (Canada/Malaysia, 2017) [CAAMFest 2018]

In Ashley Duong’s feature-length documentary A Time to Swim, lines of identity politics are crossed. Though the documentary film failed to depict the complexity and material dimension of the conflict crossing between forces of indigeneity […]

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on May, 11

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