CAAM Presents

CAAM presents a new podcast “Of Place and Home”

What does home mean to you? Have you ever felt out of place?

In CAAM’s latest series, discover stories of place and home through the lens of Asians in the United States and around the world. Each episode brings to light the unique way our diverse communities interpret and inhabit place, identity, and creativity.

Journey home with us and meet musicians, entrepreneurs, comedians, directors, and those who defy categories.


Premiering Friday, September 16th in San Francisco is the full-length directorial debut of Mun Chee Yong’s film, WHERE THE ROAD MEETS THE SUN. And, CAAM is thrilled to co-present its run at Opera Plaza Cinemas from the 16th to the 22nd!

CAAM and Japancenter Mall Present: A Celebration of Asian American Jazz

Join us for a celebration of jazz in San Francisco’s Japantown on September 10th! Japantown’s location next to the “Harlem of the West”, the Fillmore has led to it becoming a hotbed for cutting edge jazz throughout the years. To celebrate this community and sounds we’ve recruited three leading groups of musicians from Japantown to celebrate. We’ll also launch the celebration with an opening by Taiko performance by Genryu Arts Gen Ensemble.

Submit Your Film to the 30th SF Int’l Asian American Film Festival

Submit your film to the 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (March 8-18, 2012). Be part of the largest showcase of Asian and Asian American cinema in North America!

Submit your film early and save on entry fees.

Early deadline – Sept 2, 2011
$25 entry fee (Withoutabox upgraded projects save $5)

Late deadline – Sept 30, 2011
$35 entry fee (Withoutabox upgraded projects save $5)

Withoutabox extended deadline (available only through Withoutabox) – Oct 7, 2011


CAAM is pleased to co-present the Bay Area Premiere Gala of THE POWER OF TWO at the Castro Theatre on September 10th! Don’t miss the opportunity to see this heartfelt film’s special hometown presentation with post-screening Q&As with director/producer Marc Smolowitz and the Stenzel twins. The Evening Gala screening includes live musical performances by the film’s acclaimed soundtrack.

How Do You Use Media In The Classroom?

As part of CAAM’s exploration of the future of Asian American media, we asked Prof. Kale Fajardo (Univ. of Minnesota), Prof. Allan Issac (Rutgers Univ.) and Prof. Martin Manalansan (Univ. of Illinois) their thoughts, methods and observations on using media in the classroom.