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  1. Tibet In Song

    Ngawang Choephel / Tibet / 2009 / 86 min

    TIBET IN SONG is a riveting and unforgettable look at one man’s struggle to preserve Tibetan music, culture and national identity. This poignant film serves as a celebration of folk music and the generation of Tibetan people challenging cultural domination.

    March 9, 2012 2:00 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    Free

  2. Touch

    Minh Duc Nguyen / USA / 2011 / 109 min / San Francisco Premiere

    An unexpected friendship between a Vietnamese American manicurist and a mechanic threatens to turn into something more in this sensual, soulful film on the importance of human contact. Winner, Audience Award, Vietnamese International Film Festival.

    March 11, 2012 6:40 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    Tickets not currently on sale

    March 17, 2012 6:30 pm
    Camera 3 Cinemas
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  3. Treasure of the Lisu

    Yan Chun Su / USA / 2010 / 30 min / San Francisco Premiere

    The master musician Ah-Cheng is one of the last remaining tradition-bearers of the Lisu ethnic group of southwest China, just south of the Tibetan plateau. With intimate access to the daily life of the Lisu, this compassionate humorous documentary showcases the impact of modernization on ethnic traditions.
    See Roots and Reality for screenings.
  4. Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

    Lucy Walker / Japan / 2011 / 39 min

    Documentary filmmaker Lucy Walker compares the devastation of the Tohoku Earthquake with the simple beauty of the Japanese cherry blossom. In this Academy Award nominated documentary, footage from the survivors merges with their expressions of hope, showing the resilience of people after disaster. With short Two Seconds After Laughter.

    March 10, 2012 12:00 pm
    SF Film Society Cinema at New People
    Rush Only

    March 16, 2012 7:00 pm
    Pacific Film Archive Theater
    Tickets not currently on sale

    March 18, 2012 12:15 pm
    Camera 3 Cinemas
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  5. Two Seconds After Laughter

    David Rousseve / USA / 2011 / 16 min / San Francisco Premiere

    An original intersection of documentary, dance performance, and dream-like fantasy, Two Seconds After Laughter is inspired by choreographer Sri Susilowati’s experience of leaving Indonesia to become a dancer in America. Susilowati’s story is told through stunning cinematography, traditional Indonesian dance, and postmodern Sundanese music.
    See Roots and Reality for screenings.
  6. Viette

    Mye Hoang / USA / 2012 / 90 min / World Premiere

    A young Vietnamese American woman dreams of breaking free from her parents’ stern control to pursue her own desires. But if her choice is the freedom to love, will the risks be too overwhelming? A stunning feature debut by one of the key behind-the-scenes players in the Asian American film-festival circuit.

    March 10, 2012 9:00 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    Rush Only

    March 18, 2012 5:20 pm
    Camera 3 Cinemas
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  7. What’s Up in the Future!

    Chickie Otani / USA / 2010 / 2 min / San Francisco Premiere

    An adorable, yet poignant short doc about Otani and her longtime friend as they chuckle over a wellness magazine, deciding which accessories they may want someday in the future.
    See Space in Back of You for screenings.
  8. Where We Live

    Fady Hadid / USA / 2010 / 22 min / San Francisco Premiere

    The Hamad family maintains their daily life in a small town, but they still carry with them a traumatic past in Iraq. A sincere and intimate portrait about loss and living in a new reality.
    See Where We Live for screenings.
  9. Where We Live

    91 min

    From a soon-to-be-demolished district of Shanghai to a peaceful American suburb, these eight emotive short films make you consider the human condition in a completely new light. Featuring the new film by Andrew Ahn, the director of the award-winning short Andy.

    March 11, 2012 9:00 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    Rush Only

    March 17, 2012 2:30 pm
    Camera 3 Cinemas
    Tickets not currently on sale

    March 12, 2012 4:30 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
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  10. White Elephant

    97 min

    Explore the profound relationship between giving and taking—and all of the joy, anger, acceptance and pain that come with it. From geriatric graffiti enthusiasts to a mine-filled road between Afghanistan and Pakistan, these stories depict how—with eyes, ears and arms open—we can be taken to places we never expected.

    March 9, 2012 9:45 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
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    March 17, 2012 9:00 pm
    Camera 3 Cinemas
    Tickets not currently on sale

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