The Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) is on now through March 14th. In addition to films centered around the Asian American narrative, the event features panel discussions on the disappearance of local Asian American gathering places and the topic of healing from miscarriage stillbirth and infant loss. The film festival also partners with local Asian American restaurants for the celebration.
Listen in on this KBCS interview with SAAFF Co-founder and Executive Director, Vanessa Au about the films featured this year (COVID19 was one of the themes), and what makes this event important for our community. (more…)
Brooklyn-based filmmaker, Alvin Tsang came to the United States from Hong Kong when he was 9 years old. His mom and stepfather worked day jobs, and by night, Tsang and his two siblings joined the parents to clean office buildings.
Tsang’s film, Reunification is about the immigrant experience of navigating a family who has straddled cultures and weathered trauma. Reunification was recently featured at the Northwest Film Forum. (more…)
February 23rd kicks off the 5th annual Seattle Asian American Film Festival and one of the opening night films is Who Killed Donnie Chin. For years Donnie Chin was a mainstay in Seattle’s International District. On July 23rd 2015, Chin was murdered in Chinatown. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with Matt Chan, the Producer/Director of Who Killed Donnie Chin, about who Donnie Chin was and the importance of people in our communities sharing their stories with the public. Chan’s film will be showing at 7:30 pm on February 23rd, during the opening of this year’s Seattle Asian American Film Festival at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian.
The Seattle Asian American Film Festival runs February 23rd through February 26th. 20 films by Asian American directors will be featured. 15% of the films are local productions.