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

Jiawei finds a vial while cleaning out her late mother’s fridge that turns her into her ancestors and descendants. Ma is worried she made a mistake uprooting their lives and leaving everything behind. Mother and daughter cross paths through time to find answers in each other.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    7 minutes
  • Language
    Chinese, English
  • Country
    United States
  • Note
    English Subtitles
  • Director
    Katherine Chou