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Personal Politics presented by DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival

Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, like all humans, have always told their own stories — although their stories were not often told on film. The shift to digital technologies changed some of that, but finding audiences outside of the community has been a lingering challenge. For that reason we are shining a light on films from our Festival archive highlighting exceptional works from makers in the DC Metro region. Join us for the 21st DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival running online from July 15 - 25, 2021. Learn more at

In DC's historic Chinatown, a retired nurse advocates for affordable housing and a Chinese grocery store. A Taishan immigrant leads the Wah Luck House Tenants Association's fight for tenant rights. A martial arts teacher from Hong Kong keeps the culture heritage alive through traditional Chinese martial arts and lion dance.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    26 minutes
  • Language
    English, Mandarin, Cantonese
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Yi Chen
  • Producer
    Yi Chen
  • Cinematographer
    Yi Chen
  • Editor
    Yi Chen