DisOrient 2023

Wisdom Gone Wild preceded by Don't Be Sorry - Virtual

Expired March 20, 2023 6:59 AM
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After her husband is assaulted in an Anti-Asian hate crime, a timid but resilient Korean-American senior is empowered to fight back when she discovers viral face-slapping competition videos.

Director - David Au

With the dramatic rise of anti-Asian hate crimes happening around the country since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, it has become impossible for me as a Chinese-American filmmaker to turn a blind eye to such horrific tragedies. The senseless violence, discrimination and even simple coldness directed towards Asian people of all nationalities has inspired me to create a story that encapsulates the frustration and anger a lot of Asian-Americans feel today.

June is a character dedicated to all our mothers, aunties and grandmothers who are fearful for their lives at the moment. We hope by presenting this film to the public, we can show the world these people aren’t just victims, and sometimes the strongest acts come from the most unassuming people. 

  • Year
  • Runtime
    10 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Social Media
  • Director
    David Au
  • Screenwriter
    David Au, Mark Neal
  • Producer
    Joyce Liu-Countryman, David Au, Mark Neal
  • Cast
    Angie Rhee, Peter Liu, Nick Molari
  • Cinematographer
    Maximilian Schmige