http://www.baaff.org/shorts21_matutine.html Online event
Boston, MA 02110
Festivals & Fairs, Film, University, Virtual & Streaming
Thu, Oct 21 @ 12:00 am – Sun, Oct 31 @ 10:00 pm
Matutine spaces, the moments before first light, are times just for us. In the morning calm, we find space to contemplate our intrinsic selves. Whether it’s reflecting on the convergence of personal passion and family legacy in Bloodline or engaging in a surrealist animated examination in WHERE ARE YOU REALLY FROM?, we start our days at the core of who we are.
Jenni Rudolph – Water & Oil
Directed by Brandon E. Lee
Music Video | 4 minutes
Music video showcasing 4 years of learning (and un-learning), a few angsty lyric fragments transformed into a song that’s become the soundtrack to Jenni Rudolph’s journey with identity.
WHERE ARE YOU REALLY FROM
Directed by Steven Lee
Animated | 5 minutes
A visual, surrealist exploration on the absurdity and inconclusive nature of living in a double culture, personally from a Taiwanese American lens.
Directed by Erica Eng
Drama | 17 minutes | 13+ (Mild language and violence)
Growing up in Oakland’s hip-hop culture, Eng struggles with her Chinese American identity. As her sophomore year of high school comes to an end, Eng tries to find a sense of belonging within the two worlds that don’t accept her.
Directed by King Yaw Soon
Animated | 5 minutes
In this colorful and moving animated documentary, a woman takes us through her emotional process after a racist encounter at the airport, offering an honest look at fear and connection in an era marked by uncertainty.
No Place Like Kasama
Directed by Kerri Pang
Documentary | 37 minutes
A real-time look into the journey of chefs Genie Kwon and Tim Flores throughout 2020, after they leave fine dining to pursue their undying dream of opening a Filipino neighborhood spot – all while COVID-19 decimates the hospitality industry.
When Making Sujebi
Directed by Candace Kang
Documentary | 4 minutes
In Korean with English subtitles
A young woman, while making Sujebi (Korean hand-pulled noodles) in her kitchen, reflects on both the cultural and immediate implications cooking has in her own life, particularly as it relates to her identity as a Korean-American woman and the daughter of immigrants.
Directed by James Q. Chan, Santhosh Daniel
Documentary | 26 minutes
A multi-generational exploration by Vietnamese-American chef Tu David Phu of his genesis as a chef–as seen through his parents’ memories of the Vietnam War and Khmer Rouge–and how US culture often disregards certain seminal life experiences as “scrap.”