OCA-Greater Houston is hosting its 10th Annual Houston APA (Asian Pacific American) Film Festival on June 20-22 and 27-28.
This event is FREE and open to the public and will showcase around 12 pieces that were either created by Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) artists or tell the stories of APIAs.
Festival Day 5 Schedule:
Saturday, June 28, 1pm – 5pm
Location: STAGE Lounge & Live Music (9889 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036)
FADING AWAY (trailer: http://youtu.be/MlRmPJc5fhk)
Never before told stories from a group of Korean War veterans and refugees through a series of insightful interviews and the use of rare historical film footage, photos and other archival material. These veterans and survivors share their stories in their own words with their sons, daughters and grandchildren with memories of catastrophe, fear, and the pains they vividly remember. The film is divided into seven parts, strung together and led by the powerful recollection of the journey of a thirteen year-old Korean War orphan who fled the North to the South as he recalls his memories and emotions of the war.
SHAYA (trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ian2LfviGm4)
A tribal Pakistani family is sent to live in Los Angeles as refugees and finds life more challenging than in war-torn Pakistan.
AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS
What does it mean to be an American revolutionary today? Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American woman in Detroit whose vision of revolution will surprise you. A writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America's past and its potentially radical future.
The documentary film, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS, plunges us into Boggs' lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century; from labor to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice movements and beyond.
The Houston Asian Pacific American Film Festival aims to entertain and educate Asian American youth and young professionals, to reach out to the community, and to support Asian Pacific Islander artists and filmmakers. Through partnerships with community organizations, the film festival brings attendees together to appreciate the diversity of the Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) community and the commonalities shared by the groups.
OCA-Greater Houston is funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.
For photos, trailers, and more, visit: http://www.houstonapafilmfestival.com.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/2014HAPAFFVolunteer.
For more information, please contact Millie Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org.