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 Friday was SOLD OUT, Saturday Opens with a FREE Community Panel and Ends with a Hangout at Bootleg Special... and Discover Shorts on Sunday!

Rising Together
Saturday, October 26, 1 PM - 2 PM

Pao Arts Center

Don't miss out on a FREE panel discussion, hosted by BAAFF Festival Director, Susan Chinsen, on the role Asian American independent film and filmmakers have had, and continue to have in advancing a more just and inclusive society.
Dr. Thao Ha is Vietnamese refugee who came to the U.S. in 1975 as part of the first wave exodus post Fall of Saigon. She grew up in Houston, Texas, received a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, and is currently a professor of Sociology at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, CA. She has published works in the areas of race, gender, immigration, and Vietnamese American experiences in the South.
Chris Hastings is the executive producer/editorial manager of WORLD Channel and in charge of content development, acquisition, and production for both. At WGBH, Chris is best known for inventing and creating high-quality media at low cost, earning him three regional Emmys for the WGBH LAB Open Call program.
Julie Zhan is an actress, filmmaker, and dancer born and raised in Guangzhou, China. Most recently, Zhan became one of the three 2019 HBO Visionaries for her film, "Zoetic," that she co-wrote and co-directed alongside Wesley Chan.
This is a FREE EVENT. Space is limited, so please RSVP.

Discover More Shorts on Sunday!

Sunday, we explore the journey of discovery through shorts that highlight those moments of discovery that impact us the most. Featuring short films from live-action to animation, these shorts all showcase those experiences of self-discovery and how they can change lives forever.

There will be a Q&A following the program, so be sure to stay for an opportunity to speak with filmmakers! 


Sunday, October 27, 12:00 PM
The Paramount Center
7 shorts | 87 mins

Whether discovering yourself, re-discovering an old memory with a loved one, or discovering love for the first time, this series of shorts explores those moments of discovery -- both big and small -- that ultimately have a profound impact on us.

The Ice Cake Man by Max Cho
The Moon and the Night by Erin Lau
Afterschool by Memie Osuga
Strangers' Reunion by Liz Sargent
Hae Hawai'i by Ty Sanga
Bruised by Rok won Hwang and Samantha Tu
Zoetic by Wesley Chan and Julie Zhan
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Get 3 tickets for $30

Tickets are for screenings at Emerson's Paramount Center, and must be used for different films. There is no limit to the number of packages that may be purchased.
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October 16 - November 10

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Applies to regular-priced seats. Purchase by 10/27/19, good for all performances.
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