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5th Annual Houston Asian Pacific American Film Festival
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9/27/2009
When: 9/27/2009
1:30 PM
Where: Rm 210
9800 Town Park Dr.
Houston, Chinese Community Center  77036
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1:30pm Searching for Asian America a film by Donald Young
3:00pm Punjabi Cab a film by Liam Dalzell
4:00pm Vincent Who? a film by Curtis Chin & Tony Lam


1:30pm Searching for Asian America a film by Donald
Young


A production of NAATA and KVIE by Donald Young, Sapana Sakya,
and Kyung Sun Yu. Through intimate profiles of individuals from
across the country, this 90-minute program serves up a genuine taste of what its like to be Asian
American in todays ever-changing United Sates. Featured profiles include Washington State
Governor Gary Locke, Okalahoma-based Filipino doctors Martin Bautista and Jeffrey Lim, and
actress/artist Lela Lee. Hosted by popular Today Show anchor Ann Curry.


3:00pm A Dream in Doubt a film by Tami Yeager & Preetmohan Singh


Four days after the 9/11 attacks, Balbir Singh Sodhi was gunned
down at his Phoenix area gas station by a man named Frank
Roque. To Roque, Balbir Sodhis beard and turbanarticles of his
Sikh faithsymbolized the face of Americas new enemy. A DREAM
IN DOUBT follows Rana Singh Sodhi, Balbirs brother, as he
attempts to fight the hate threatening his family and community.
The Sodhis had fled ethnic violence in India to pursue their version
of the American dream. But less than a year after Balbirs murder,
Sukhpal Sodhi, Ranas next-eldest brother, is killed in mysterious circumstances while driving a cab
in San Francisco. Nine months later, Ranas friend Avtar Chiera is shot by three men who yell, Go
back to where you came from! A DREAM IN DOUBT explores the complexities of race, religion,
immigration, and the American Dream. In the end, the film demonstrates that hope and courage
have the power to overcome hate.


4:00pm Vincent Who? a film by Curtis Chin & Tony Lam


In 1982, Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers
at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments. For the first time, Asian
Americans around the country galvanized to form a real community and
movement. This documentary, inspired by a series of town halls
organized by Asian Pacific Americans for Progress on the 25th
anniversary of the case, features interviews with the key players at the
time, as well as a whole new generation of activists. "Vincent Who?" asks
how far Asian Americans have come since then and how far we have yet
to go. Presented by Asian Pacific Americans for Progress in association
with Tony Lam Films and Q & A Pictures


Hosted by OCA Greater Houston Chapter
Sponsored by:
Crown Mark, Inc.
www.Aproductions.com
MZR Group
DoubleBliss
Special Thanks to:
Deep Focus Productions, Inc.
Making Waves Films LLC
Tony Lam Films and Q & A Pictures


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