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“I think the parent-child relationship is so inherently part of who we are, but also, especially in Asian communities, the grandparents are so involved with not just your family. It’s really generations past really helping raise you and teach you about who you are and where you come from.” -Edwin Chang
On November 12th, Disney+ became available in North America. Apart from access to old favorites, the streaming service also comes with content that cannot…
“In 2010, CAAM took a bold step. We started a 5-year professional mentoring program focused on Asian Americans working in every aspect of the fiction industries – film, TV, interactive, and immersive.”
“The thing that struck me the most was his enthusiasm and his spirit and I felt like, wow, after all these years, being on all these sets and hundreds of hours making films, he still approached it with the joy of a 10 year-old.”- Justin Chon on Director Wayne Wang.
CAAM PRODUCTION OF WAYNE WANG’S “COMING HOME AGAIN” TO WORLD PREMIERE AT TIFF AAM is proud to announce that Coming Home Again, a film directed…
Starring Justin Chon and Jackie Chung, the film focuses on a Korean American man who cares for his ailing mother while trying to master her traditional cooking, based on Chang-rae Lee’s “New Yorker” short story.
RANI is a short film about a transgender Pakistani woman who takes care of an abandoned baby. Set in the heart of Karachi, she faces many challenges – yet is determined to do the right thing.
CAAM presented 13 world premieres, 2 North American premieres, 3 US premieres, 10 West Coast premieres, and 37 Bay Area premieres. Over 20,000 festival goers attending screenings all over the Bay.
“Family conflict seasons our reality, but it is also perhaps a hopeful metaphor for nations and indeed our whole Earth.”
“We remain committed to telling undertold stories to the public, including stories by filmmakers from the South and historically underrepresented voices.” – CAAM Executive Director Stephen Gong
As ethnic, gender, and power dynamics become redefined throughout American culture and society at large, independent film faces similar challenges in finding its way forward.