DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

(Free Program)

The Traveler Takamure さすらい人高群逸枝 (US/Japan, 17 mins, English/Japanese)
Director: Jing Niu

When filmmaker Jing Niu discovers a lost book by poet and feminist Takamure Itsue, recounting the 750-mile pilgrimage she completed in 1918, Jing quits her job, packs her bags, and embarks on an epic journey to Japan to retrace Takamure’s footsteps.

Radical Cram School (US, 18 mins, English)
Director: Jenessa Joffe

Performance artist and comedian Kristina Wong explores social justice topics with Asian American girls and non-binary kids ages 7-11. Puppets, songs, games, and comedy help introduce concepts such as misogyny, structural racism, microaggressions, and wage inequality.

Jia 嫁 (France/China, 13 mins, Mandarin)
Director: Li Cheng

Jia, the woman who brought me up, has passed away. My neighborhood is due to be demolished. I hold on to my camera to try to stop time in its tracks, finding comfort in my fondest memories.

Total Runtime: 47 minutes

All films in this program are in competition for Best Documentary/Experimental Short

This program will be FREE and open to the public. Like all festival screenings, priority seating will be given to festival badge and film pass holders.