Stories from San Diego on the big screen.
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At a Vietnamese refugee camp in California circa 1975, Tai Tran (Don Duong) sees an opportunity to improve communications and living conditions by working with a local military officer.
Helmed by four award winning cinematic voices, these four short docs map multiple San Diego’s — all distinctly Asian American. A 2008 University City plane crash that casts a somber shadow over a military city. City Heights mortuary workers who help refugee families grieve. The electric immigrant space of a karaoke-restaurant in National City. And interviews at a South Bay 20th high school reunion that reveal that memories are not always reliable.
Close out May Madness on Sunday, May 31st at 6:30PM PT with a Q&A featuring filmmakers Norbert Shieh, Quyên Nguyen-Le, RJ Lozada, & Joseph Mangat with guest moderator Erin Chew.
With Southern California flair and DIY punk aesthetics, SOME DIVINE WIND confronts identity crisis through Ben, an American-born young man of mixed parentage who is forced to confront the trauma inflicted on his family in World War II when his American father confesses that he was part of the bombing mission that destroyed Ben's Japanese mother's village.