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8th Annual Houston Asian Pacific American Film Festival - Day 3, Common Community Challenges
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OCA Greater Houston started the festival as edu-tainment to reach out to the community, to educate on issues, tell the stories of Houston's communities, and to support Asian Pacific Islander artists and filmmakers. As such, all film screenings are FREE OF CHARGE and open to the public.

6/29/2012
When: 6/29/2012
6:00 PM
Where: 11110 Bellaire Blvd #200
Houston, International Trade Center  77072
Contact: Gee-Wey Yue
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OCA Greater Houston started the festival as edu-tainment to reach out to the community, to educate on issues, tell the stories of Houston's communities, and to support Asian Pacific Islander artists and filmmakers. As such, all film screenings are FREE OF CHARGE and open to the public.


As each of us work to better our communities, it is important that we appreciate the diversity of the Asian Pacific Islander American community and the commonalities we share. The emotional and visual impact of film as an expression of the creativity of individuals, is the perfect medium to show the 
diversity and richness of the APIA experience.


Please view the list of June 29 films being shown at the bottom of the page. We hope you enjoy this years selections of films with us.


For us to get an accurate headcount for food, please RSVP with your name and email at http://houstonapafilmfestival.eventbrite.com/! Thank you!


Film Festival Program Book Front
Film Festival Program Book Back


Friday, June 29 - "Common Community Challenges"


6:15 pm SILENT SACRIFICES: VOICES OF THE FILIPINO AMERICAN FAMILY by Patricia Heras | 25 min

An insightful study of Filipino American family dynamics and psychologies, SILENT SACRIFICES delves into the cultural conflicts Filipino immigrants and their American-born children encounter on a daily basis. Frank discussions between teens, young adults and their parents reveal how issues of ethnic identity and opposing Filipino and American values contribute to youths bouts with depression, parenting difficulties and inter-generational misunderstandings.


6:45 pm AMERICAN MADE by Sharat Raju and Marcus Cano | 25 min. | Drama

In their American made car, the Singh family is on the road taking the great American family trip to the Grand Canyon when their SUV breaks down on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. Anant, Indian born wearing a traditional turban, cannot fix the car and tries instead to flag down a car. With Anant's family's stress level quickly rising and the sun slowly setting, thus begins American Made - a conflict between a father and a son, assimilation versus identity, and faith versus compromise.


7:15 pm SA-I-GU: FROM KOREAN WOMEN'S PERSPECTIVES by Dai Sil Kim-Gibson | 36 min. | Documentary

During the tragic days of the Los Angeles riot in 1992, Korean Americans suffered about half of the $850 million in property damage, not to mention the emotional and psychological pain. Sa-I-Gu, literally April 29, presents the perspectives of Korean women shopkeepers and offers an alternative to mainstream medias inability or refusal to present the voices of victims in human terms but make them issues and numbers.  racism, class divisions, crime, violence, poverty, the urban underclass and political, economic and cultural empowerment.


8:00 pm NO LOOK PASS by Melissa Johnson | 87 min | Documentary

NO LOOK PASS is the coming-of-age American Dream story of Emily "Etay" Tay, a first generation Burmese immigrant from Chinatown, Los Angeles, who breaks all of the rules of tradition. After living a double life at Harvard University, she strives to play professional basketball in Germany while coming out as a lesbian. Emily's dreams are no slam dunk  family, race, and Don't Ask Don't Tell conspire against her, firing her passions on and off the court.




Sponsors
- CrownMark 
- City of Houston 
- Houston Arts Alliance 


Media Sponsors
- GlobalTV 51.5
- TX Chinese Radio 1320 AM
- ITV Houston 55.5
- MaChen Media
- VietFace TV 51.2


Community Partners
- Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP)
- Asiatown Business Partnership
- Bang Mi Truck
- Brilliart Films
- Burmese CPA Firm
- Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-TX, Houston)
- Eugene Lee Images
- Filipino Young Professionals of Houston (FYP)
- GiAu Bar & Bites
- Golden Bank
- Hope Initiative (HI)
- Houston Asian Junior Chamber (Houston Asian Jaycees)
- Houston Community College Vietnamese Student Association (HCC VSA)
- Kollaboration Houston
- Korean American Society of Houston (KASH)
- Pho 24
- Rice University Global China Connection (GCC)
- Rice University Vietnamese Student Association (Rice VSA)
- South Texas Interest Group Houston (STIG)
- Tribeca Insurance Agency
- University of Houston Chinese Student Association (UH CSA)
- Vibe Lounge
- Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce (VACC)
- Len Duong Bonfire Passion (LDBP)
- Vietnamese Volunteer Service
- Yantze Restaurant

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