Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2021

Việt Kiều: Vietnamese American Shorts

Expired March 15, 2021 6:59 AM
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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

How do we each embody home, familial lineage, and ancestral knowledge? UPON SKIN, UPON STONE is a multidisciplinary dance film that explores the Vietnamese-American diaspora through the movement of two queer, non-binary, Vietnamese-American artists. Theresa and Antonius respond to three memorials to Vietnam War veterans before transporting viewers to an unknown utopia. (Content Warning: War)

  • Year
  • Runtime
    12 minutes
  • Language
    English, Vietnamese
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Antonius-Tin Bui, Theresa-Xuan Bui