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Documentaries at BAAFF this Year!

Don't miss out on our lineup of documentaries!

Showcasing stories from around the world, these documentaries aim to inform viewers of topics ranging from serious social issues to heart-warming (and hunger-inducing) familial traditions. Documentaries have the power to build and embolden the community, making their influence more important and significant in how we RISE TOGETHER! 

Our selection of documentaries will be screening throughout the festival. You'll be sure to find a documentary that will inspire you!
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Friday, October 25, 6:30PM
The Paramount Center
69 mins | Documentary | Directed by Tim Tsai

A fatal shooting in a Texas fishing village ignites a maelstrom of hostilities against Vietnamese refugees along the Gulf Coast.

​Film preceded by: "Justice for Vincent" 

Followed by Q&A with Director Tim Tsai, Advisor/Producer Dr. Thao Ha (Seadrift), and Director Lawrence Chau ("Justice for Vincent"). Moderated by Tran Vu, Cultural Organizer/Independent Artist


Finding Your Place

Saturday, October 26, 3:00PM
The Paramount Center
90 mins | 7 Documentary Shorts

​In this series of documentary shorts, we explore individual identities who all come together to find their place in today's world.

Navigating Hope by Sayed Hashimi
Kung Fu Chit by Yen-Linh Chit
SOMA by Peter Trinh
Mama Yen by Jiale Hu
A Sweet and Sour Christmas by Aram Siu Wai Collier
Seeking Settled Ground by Mohammad Arifuzzaman
Minidoka by Megumi Nishikura

Followed by Q&A with various filmmakers

Geographies of Kinship

Sunday, October 27, 3:00PM
The Paramount Center
81 mins | Documentary | Directed by Deann Borshay Liem

​In this powerful tale about the rise of Korea’s global adoption program, four adult adoptees return to their country of birth and reconnect with their roots, mapping the geographies of kinship that bind them to a homeland they never knew.​

Followed by Q&A with director Deann Borhsay Liem


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.
Buy a Package Now
October 16 - November 10

  SAVE $10   Use code: CAMBODIAN10
  2 TICKETS FOR $40   Use code: POST2for40
Applies to regular-priced seats. Purchase by 10/27/19, good for all performances.
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Special guest appearances and more info will be announced on the website.
All events are subject to change without notice.

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