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8th Annual Houston Asian Pacific American Film Festival - Day 2, Communities Rallying Together
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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.

6/23/2012
When: 6/23/2012
1:00 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 23 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


Saturday, June 23 - "Communities Rallying Together"


1:00 pm Vincent Chin Panel | 60 min. | Live panel

In 1982, Vincent Chin was the victim of a hate crime murder in Detroit. Thirty years later, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders continue to face discrimination and bullying. In fact, more than half of Asian Americans report being bullied in the high school class room, the highest of any racial group. In light of recent tragedies like the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen and the continuing effects of 9/11, what can Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders do to stand up against racism and discrimination? The one-hour panel discussion will feature leading voices from the nonprofit, legal and judicial communities to offer ways to address these timely issues. Live panel viewing parties have been organized in more than 30 cities, and individuals can tweet in questions at #VC30.


2:15 pm VINCENT WHO? by Curtis Chin and Tony Lam | 40 min. | Documentary

In 1982, in the midst of anti-Japanese sentiments, a Chinese-American named Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers, who blamed his ethnicity for their job loss. Chin's killers, however, got off with a $3,000 fine and 3 years probation, but no jail time. Outraged by this injustice, Asian Americans around the country united for the first time across ethnic and socioeconomic lines to form a pan-Asian identity and civil rights movement. VINCENT WHO? explores the legacy of Chin's murder through interviews with the key players thirty years ago and the importance of keeping Chin's name alive today.


3:00 pm A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES by Leo Chiang | 15 min. | Documentary

In a New Orleans neighborhood called Versailles, a tight-knit group of politically marginalized Vietnamese Americans overcame obstacles to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, only to have their homes threatened by a new government-imposed toxic landfill. A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES is the empowering story of how the Versailles people, who have already suffered so much in their lifetime, turn a devastating disaster into a catalyst for change and a chance for a better future.


3:15 pm MR. CAO GOES TO WASHINGTON by Leo Chiang | 72 min. | Documentary

What happens when the naiveté of a political rookie clashes with the realities of racial and partisan politics of the South? MR. CAO GOES TO WASHINGTON is a fascinating character study of Congressman Joseph Cao, a Vietnamese American Republican elected by surprise in an African American Democratic district in New Orleans. Will Cao make it through his term with his idealism intact?




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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