Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2021

Trace Your Roots

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On account of reticence to rehash past struggles or simply the passage of time over generations, understandings of one's heritage can be cloudy. This series of short films show how histories in Asia and America, as well as experiences throughout the lives of Asian Americans, are papered over, unearthed, and connected to the present moment. At its core, this program shows the irresistible allure of knowing one's own origins and the unique journeys that subsequently take place. From the cross-continental exploration of Finding Dohi to the contemplative An Uninterrupted View of the Sea, these films document discoveries both surprising and resonant.


Co-presented by The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience and Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival

ODE TO A SEAFARING PEOPLE, featuring spoken word artist Sol Diana, poetically reveals the often hidden world of Filipino seafarers and in so doing, celebrates the resiliency of the Filipino community.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    3 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Canada
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Director
    Joella Cabalu