Asian Heritage Month

On a rainy night in Calcutta a group of desperate addicts chase brown sugar, but the permanent intoxication they seek proves elusive. Cat Sticks weaves their stories into a chiaroscuro, traverses with...

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Cat Sticks

Director(s): Ronny Sen

Human Helper is a sci-fi comedy short about a doctor's mission to make artificially intelligent human-like helpers not ableist.

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Human Helper

Director(s): Shaina Ghuraya

Known as the Slam Collective, seven Slamdance filmmakers from different continents come together to make "I Want to be an American," Slamdance's first documentary feature. In the spirit of the surrea...

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I Want To Be An American

Director(s): Slam Collective

A documentary portrait of a man, with ascetic origins, who has been radically transformed by city life.

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Sadhu in Bombay

Director(s): Kabir Mehta

After the fall of Saigon, millions of Vietnamese “boat people” escaped their homeland by sea in a desperate attempt to find refuge. Hundreds of thousands were eventually accepted into the United S...

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Seadrift

Director(s): Tim Tsai

Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award for Narrative Feature + Acting Award for Tender Huang A receptionist at a suicide hotel in Taipei, Taiwan forms a fleeting friendship over the course of one night w...

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Taipei Suicide Story

Director(s): KEFF

Grand Jury Prize for Unstoppable. A father struggles to connect with his son, who grows to love a language not native to his tongue.

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The Bin

Director(s): Jocelyn Tamayao

Two middle-aged Japanese men, a hubristic musician and his stoic companion, travel aboard a wheeled canoe on abandoned train tracks along the Southern coast of Korea. They fall into an ambush set by a...

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The Troubled Troubadour

Director(s): Forest Ian Etsler, Sébastien Simon,

“Walls of Sand,” directed by Erica Jordan, is notable for being the first contemporary feature film to be available in its entirety on the internet. The story follows a unique friendship between a...

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Walls of Sand

Director(s): Erica Jordan

Blending autobiographical monologues, intimate conversations, and staged performances, Lynne Sachs’ Your Day Is My Night documents the lives of Chinese immigrants sharing a “shift-bed” apartment...

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Your Day Is My Night

Director(s): Lynne Sachs