Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2021


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This program will host a live panel discussion on March 14, 2021 at 6pm PT to close out the festival. A link to access that livestream will be included in your confirmation email when you reserve your ticket to this program.

Even before the impact of COVID-19, Chinatowns, Koreatowns, Little Saigons, and other historical ethnic enclaves in the United States faced the threat of gentrification. Longtime businesses and residents, many of whom are seniors living in federally subsidized housing, must push for their right to remain in their neighborhoods as development continues and property values rise. These stories take an intimate look into the past, present, and future of changing neighborhoods. They spark the necessary conversation of what the future will hold for these places across the country.

Recommended latest start time to watch program prior to the live panel discussion is Mar 14 at 4:50pm PT

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Moderator: Leilani Nishime (SAAFF staff, UW Professor of Communications)


Baljit Sangra (Director, Have You Forgotten Me?)

Janet Chen (Director, Phoenix Bakery)

Akira Boch (Co-director, Atomic Cafe)

Tuyen Thanh (Director, Four Seas/Dynasty Room)

Karen Akada Sakata (Subject/Cast, Bush Garden)

Co-presented by Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) and Chinatown-International District (CID) Coalition

In this emotionally compelling short, acclaimed director Baljit Sangra shines light on North American's oldest running Sikh Temple and the struggle it represents. Children of East Indian immigrants share letters and stories of their parents and the temple they could find a home in. (Content Warning: Identity-Based Prejudice)

  • Year
  • Runtime
    4 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    United States Premiere
  • Director
    Baljit Sangra