Angela Sun, Phil Yu and Sonia Narang will present their projects at a live screening at the AAJA national convention on August 12, sponsored by CAAM. Followed by feature-length documentary, Off the Menu: Asian America, directed by Grace Lee and co-produced by CAAM and KQED.
“Because of the organic, unscripted nature of home movies and their ability to capture everyday moments or important occasions in that Asian American family, the widespread distribution of these films allows these images and their personal stories to be normalized.”
During the film’s introduction, the screen deflated and collapsed in slow motion when a stake came loose. Mas came to the rescue and fired up his tractor, tethering the screen to the tractor and re-inflating it. The rest of the show went on without a hitch.
Donate $10 or more to CAAM by August 14th to help us preserve, digitize, and share home movies as windows into the American experience through intimate footage of Asian American life from the 1920s-1980s.