DisOrient 2014 Shorts Program
Guam: The Ocean Oasis (2014) Short Documentary 28 min : 46 sec ENGLISH USA
Directed by Richard Pettigrew
Starring Richard Pettigrew, Teal Greyhavens
Separated by 1500 miles from the nearest large land mass, Guam saw the first human migrants 3500 or more years ago. These colonists participated in the longest over-water migration in human history up to that point and became the native Chamorros of Guam and its sister islands. Their cultural identity lives on despite centuries of colonialism, devastation in war and the influences of the modern global economy. After bridge construction reveals human burials in an ancient village site, the ALI film team explores the native culture and its people.
Descendants of the Past, Ancestors of the Future (2013) Short Narrative 16 min CANTONESE, ENGLISH USA
Directed by Albert M. Chan
Starring Albert M. Chan, and Tina Chen
Inspired by real events, Descendants of the Past, Ancestors of the Future is an inspiring story about the incredible bond within a multi-generational Asian family that transcends both time and national boundaries.
The Flip (2014) Short Narrative 22 min MANDARIN USA
Directed by Chung Lam
Starring Lei Zhou, Sheldon You, and Yan Xi
Eddie, a young Chinese-American boy, wants nothing more than for his mother to attend his school's talent show and watch him perform 'the flip,' a fancy cooking skill that he's trying to learn just for her. The mother only wants to manage her takeout, her business. While Ming, the amiable takeout chef teaching Eddie the eponymous technique, wants what's best for everyone involved. But when tragedy strikes that fateful talent show night, Eddie ends up using the flip for a different purpose, perhaps a more deserving purpose.
Kimchi Fried Dumplings (2013) Short Narrative 14 min ENGLISH USA
Directed, Produced by Jason Karman
Starring Brad Harder, Brent Hirose, and Kyle Toy
An Asian Canadian man comes home with a new boyfriend for Christmas to find his younger brother, who is also gay, resentful for being left to care for their aging parents.
Black Tiger: Hunter Hunted (2013 Short Narrative)20 min ENGLISH USA
Directed by Patricio Ginelsa
Based on the BEYOND TIME comic book, Los Santos's defender of justice THE BLACK TIGER (Angela Fong) works with private detective, Salem Chow, to uncover the truth behind her dad's (Robin Shou) murder. The leads are leading down rabbit holes and dead ends. The only thing that seems to be making advances in her life are the men she is working with both in and out of costume. Appearing on the scene is an unknown, who is acting as judge, jury and executioner of high-level criminals. The Black Tiger gets a lead in the death of her father that places her at a cross roads that will change her personal and superhero lives forever.
Turn It Up (2014 Music Video)4 min KOREAN, ENGLISH USA
Directed by Studio APA (Steve Nguyen & Choz Belen), Written and Produced by CHOPS
Music from the Strength In Numbers album by CHOPS. Performed by Tiger JK and Tasha.
Shorts Q&A to follow 15 min
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