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Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month & Short Waves!
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Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month & Short Waves!

- Coming Up -
BAAFF Short Waves Community Screening
AARW Environmental Justice Film Screening
 Pacific Overtures at Lyric Stage
BAAFF
 Open Call Deadlines

SHORT WAVES VOTING 
OPEN THROUGH WEDNESDAY!

The judges' results are in and the finalists have been posted on our website. Cast your vote now through Wednesday to help determine the winner. We will be announcing the winner at the community screening, TOMORROW, Wednesday 5/29!
Watch the selected finalists and vote at baaff.org/shortwaves2019
 

Short Waves: Stories Shaping Our Community

Wednesday, May 29th, 6:30PM

Pao Arts Center/BCNC - 99 Albany St. Boston MA 02111
(MBTA: Orange line - Tufts Medical Center or Red Line: South Station)


FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Join us for a night of celebration. We will be screening short films made by locally inspired filmmakers, followed by Q&A. Be the first to find out who wins the competition!
VOTE & RSVP NOW!
Space is limited. Seating is first-come-first-served until capacity is full.

AGENDA


Welcome Reception

SHORT WAVES SCREENING

FINALIST
Afterschool
» Memie Osuga
Two sisters wait for their mom to come home afterschool.

Hell is the Family » Leanne Fan
Asian daughter trying to help her dad figure out how to get to the next stop on a road trip. Mom wants to go somewhere else. There’s no signal on the phone so she resorts to using the car’s GPS. Family tension ensues.

In Good Company: Backstage Vietgone » Rob Chen
A backstage look into the cast of the play, Vietgone by Qui Nguyen, and their journey from tech rehearsals to preview night.

Reborn » Petra Deeter
This film portrays the desperate and silent cry by victims of domestic violence who are trapped in abusive relationships, unable to leave because the abusers threaten and can kill the victims and the victims’ children. Victims often fantasize about being reborn into a new life, on that is unsilent, unbroken and free.

FINALIST
Root | 根
» Xingyu Gu
Thousands of miles from home, a girl finally finds her comfort.

Q&A with Filmmakers

Announcement of Winner and Awards

Please be advised that some films may contain language and/or visual sthat may not be appropriate for all ages.
 
AARW ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE FILM SCREENING 
DORCHESTER | MAY 31
The central Pacific nation of Kiribati is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change. Sea level rise and increasing salinity are threaten the lives of 105,000 people spread over 33 atolls in this remote corner of the Pacific. The same ocean, which for generations has sustained the country, is now the source of its destruction.
PACIFIC OVERTURES 
LYRIC STAGE | NOW - JUNE 16
An unlikely friendship is forged between a samurai, Kayama, and an Americanized fisherman, Manjiro, during Commodore Matthew Perry’s 1853 mission to open trade relations with isolationist Japan.

Use code PO20 to save $20.
SUBMISSION DEADLINES
Regular - June 1, 2019 | Final July 1, 2019
FESTIVAL DATES - OCTOBER 24-27, 2019
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