CAAM Presents

A Digital Life

Small digital video cameras like the Flip and mobile devices with video have become one of the most widely used technology to capture life’s everyday moments, for the Himalayan Youth Voices Project, we incorporated these cameras into a workshop. Check it out.

Himalayan Youth Voices Project at 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.

SFIAAFF ’11 Films Eligible for Gotham Independent Film Audience Award

The Gotham Independent Film Audience Award celebrates audience award winners from across the Top 50 US and Canadian film festivals. SFIAAFF 2011 audience award winners SURROGATE VALENTINE (Best Narrative Feature) and ONE VOICE (Best Documentary Feature) are currently included in the first round of voting for the Gotham Independent Film Audience Award.

Spotlight on: Kyle Chu, Mr. Hyphen 2010

Kyle Chu, former CAAM intern, musician, filmmaker, and aspiring teacher, blogs about his experience as Mr. Hyphen 2010, the importance of celebrating community engagement, and how truck tons of glitter helped him win the competition. Kyle will be passing his crown to Mr. Hyphen 2011, on November 5th at the Brava Theater. Tickets are still available!

CAAM co-presents MATCHA: New Indian Cuisine

The Asian Art Museum continues its MATCHA series with the theme of New Indian Cuisine on Thursday, 10/27! Top Chef Master Floyd Cardoz demonstrates and discusses modern Indian cuisine. Sample bites, see the brand new Maharaja exhibition, catch DJ Janaka Selekta, enjoy docent tours, make your own chai tea mix, and sip cocktails from the cash bar.

Save the date: CAAM & SXSW Platinum Mixer

CAAM and the organizers from the South By Southwest Film, Interactive, and Music Festivals will be hosting a mixer for all of our Bay Area friends to get plans underway for SXSW 2012. The event will be held at the Phoenix Hotel on 10/27 and entry is free with RSVP.