Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2021

We Need to Talk About This

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11 films in package
ON THE WAY HOME
Sharon is on her way home after her first psychological counseling session while she continues to think about the conversation with the therapist, which starts impacting her reaction to everything happening around her.
THE KITCHLETS
Mina lives alone in her apartment accompanied by three little house spirits, the Kitchlets, who feed off her positive emotions and take care of her negative ones.
SEPULCHER
An isolated man’s world comes crashing down when he discovers a ceiling leak in his perfect apartment.
A PERIOD PIECE
Geetha, a control and order loving Indian-American woman, finally has sex with Vehd one afternoon but things quickly turn messy when period blood stains her pristine couch and a fight erupts mid-coitus, causing her pent-up feelings to spill over.
FISHBOWL | 金鱼缸
On a visit to her family in America, a grandmother is left to find companionship with a pet fish as she slowly comes to terms with losing her independence.
RESILIENCE
As the sole bread-winner of the family, Lisa finds herself in an unlikely situation that will test her limits as a mom
DRIVING WHILE BLACK MAGIC
In the absurdist world of Providence Plantations, a woman narrowly misses a run-in with the police before the line between reality and a waking nightmare begins to blur.
‘BURDEN TO CARRY’: THE WILLIAMS FAMILY TRIES TO MOVE ON 10 YEARS AFTER THE KILLING OF THEIR RELATIVE
Rick and EagleSon Williams are the only two woodcarvers left in their family after the 2010 killing of John T. Ten years later, they carry the weight of their family’s legacy.
BLACK GHOST SON
A story between Troy and Eddie, a black son and his Chinese-American father, as father and son realize that race is critically intertwined in their relationship and their experience of racial stigmas.
THANK YOU, COME AGAIN
As Dharmesh, an undocumented Indian American immigrant, comes crashing through shades of grief into his subconscious between reality, memory and imagination, in the midst of his father’s demise.
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Topics like mental health, racism, and sexual assault are hard to talk about. In many immigrant communities, we are told to keep our heads down and work hard without questioning the societal issues that affect our lives. In this shorts program, filmmakers confront a number of critical ideas that overlap in the lives of Asian Americans and across cultures. Even though it may be hard, these films demonstrate how urgently we need to talk about it.


Co-presented by Seattle Film Summit and Seattle Black Film Festival

Sharon is on her way home from her first counseling session and continues to think about the conversation she had with her therapist. That session begins to affect her reactions to everything happening around her. (Content Warning: Mental Illness)

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    6 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    China, United States
  • Premiere
    North American Premiere
  • Director
    Yanghuixiao Gao
  • Cast
    Angela Dong, Janet Maslow, Dom Lounds