Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2021

Việt Kiều: Vietnamese American Shorts

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These contemporary stories tackle fraught family relationships, creating new livelihoods, collective memory and many other moments that shape Vietnamese American lives. No Crying at the Dinner Table meditatively breaks open family tensions in order to resolve them. Zooming out from individual to community heartbreak and healing, The Morning Passing on el Cajon Boulevard acknowledges the experience of losing loved ones from far away. Following two short films on the process of making a living in a new place, Upon Skin, Upon Stone rounds out the program by inviting the audience to look ahead to future possibilities.


Co-presented by Kandelia (formerly Vietnamese Friendship Association) and Northwest Vietnamese News

Just outside of Portland, Oregon, a farmer owns two-thirds of an acre by herself. She makes a living by growing and selling annual vegetables. Her philosophy on farming is a rebellion against industrialized agriculture. Instead, she aims to take care of the land she uses and her customers, as evident in her intentional farming process.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    8 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Seattle Premiere
  • Director
    Anthony Newen