“I thought SDP would be a great opportunity to participate in the festival’s programs and meet people in the field of Asian American media. My actual experience exceeded my expectations because we had so many opportunities to get to know interesting people and be inspired by all the great work that is happening. This inspires me to continue to pursue my path to be a film producer and to continue with film studies.” —Yen Le, SDP 2011
WHEN: Thursday, February 9, 2012 | 9PM-2AM
WHERE: 111 Minna Gallery
The 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) is just around the corner, and what better way to kick things off than with a partaaay! Come out, pick up your hot-off-the-press Festival Mini-Guide, and enjoy some of the Bay Area’s most exciting Asian American DJs.
SAVE THE DATES!
When: March 8-18, 2012
Where: San Francisco, Berkeley, and San Jose, CA
The Festival’s 30th anniversary program celebrates the past, present, and future – not only honoring pioneers in Asian and Asian American media-making, but also new directions in digital and interactive media, sound and youth culture.
Meet Jake Shimabukuro, 35-year-old Japanese American ukulele sensation from Hawaii. Jake is best known for transforming this simple 4-stringed instrument with his innovative vision toward music and his passion for the ukulele, which he calls “an instrument of peace.” Find out more about Jake this Sunday, January 15th, where he will be featured on CNN’s “The Next List”, and keep checking this space to hear more about the upcoming Jake Shimabukuro documentary, PEACE LOVE UKULELE produced, in part, by CAAM!
The Himalayan (Bhutanese, Nepalese & Tibetan) community in the Bay area and nationally has been growing but there isn’t much visibility or authentic representations of these groups in the media. To counter that scarcity of images by and about the Himalayan community, CAAM started the Himalayan Youth Voices Project in partnership with grassroots organization Sahayeta and funding from the Asian Pacific Fund.