01 Dec 2015: A Year to Remember
As we reflect on 2015, recent world events remind us of the importance of cultivating compassion and cross-cultural understanding, which is at the heart of our mission at Pacific Arts Movement. This year alone, we served more than 20,000 youth, students, adults, seniors, and artists through our mission-based work, including our recent San Diego Asian Film Festival.
This holiday season, we hope you would consider supporting our Movement one of two ways:
- Make a tax-deductible gift of cash or stocks by December 31.
- Renew or become a member.
You can donate or sign up for membership online at www.PacArts.org or call us at 619-400-5910 to process over the phone.
Your support will help us transform hearts and minds through the power of world cinema, and it supports a more compassionate society. Here are some highlights of our impact this year:
- A dynamic, week-long Spring Showcase in April with Cinema Little Saigon, a retrospective of Vietnamese American films in commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon
- Expansion of our Reel Voices program at Monarch School for students impacted by homelessness
- Co-presenting a spotlight series on Hou Hsiao-hsien, one of the all-time greatest filmmakers, at the Museum of Photographic Arts
- Producing San Diego’s first-ever international outdoor film series at Balboa Park as part of the Centennial Celebrations
- Presenting 130+ films from 20 countries at the 16th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival, with more than 100 filmmakers and artists in attendance, including 105-year-old Tyrus Wong, the oldest living Chinese American artist and subject of our Audience Award winner, TYRUS, which we are screening again on December 14
- The world premiere of 11 new youth documentaries from our summer Reel Voices program
We would not be able to do this work without your generous support. We salute each volunteer, member, donor, sponsor, attendee, and intern who contributed to our mission this year. Thank you and Happy Holidays!