The experience always renews and deepens me, a shower of light that purifies and trues the spirit.
CAAM is proud to announce the Spring 2016 and Winter 2017 CAAM Documentary Fund Awards:
I’m sure we’ll all be lining up for Constance Wu and Crazy Rich Asians when they hit the big screen, but no CAAMFest would be complete without Crazy Poor Asians.
Meet some of the women filmmakers bringing bold storytelling to CAAMFest 2017.
“They expect the classic competition film where you’re rooting for this underdog or you’re rooting for someone to win….But our film goes against that grain. It’s about what happens after he gets his 15 minutes of fame and after he is the champion.”
Emiko and Chizu Omori on lessons from the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans and its relevancy today. Emiko Omori is one of CAAM’s Spotlight honorees at #CAAMFest35.
“The $5,000 translated into bowls of rice on our table and chicken drumsticks in our hands, the clothing on our back. The second album never came out.”
“We hope this conversation will spark real change within the media industry.” — Stephen Gong
Besides eczema being a real affliction for millions of people, the repeated focus on this character’s health issues seemed to be trying to address deeper issues about respectability and professionalism in the legal profession and the criminal justice system, and even how we view the “other.”
Catch these films in May on Comcast on Demand: “Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice,” “Someone Else,” “Am I American,” “American Arab,” “Flip Flops” and “Off the Menu: Asian America.”
“When She Rises” draws on the experiences of women who are forced to navigate racism informed by gender-based oppression.
And just like that, CAAMFest 2016 comes to a close after 11 days celebrating Asian and Asian American stories in film, music and food.