Displace Must Be The Place

Friday, Sep 26th, 2008 - 7:00 PM

Venue: Goethe-Institut

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Senior 65+/ Students$5Senior 65+/ Students$6
Group (min 6 tickets)$5

Warning: The intersection of cultures can lead to volatile results.  These short films illustrate both the joys and frustrations brought on by the globalization of human experience.  At the point of impact where East and West collide, dramatic and humorous events play out in surprising ways.

Community Event Sponsor: AP/I Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP)

Filmmakers in attendance

Red, Yellow & Blue

Directed by Changhee Chun

Running Time: 16 minutes
Year: 2007
Narrative Fiction
Language(s): English

Website:

A Korean American adoptee paints her experience growing up in upstate New York using a kaleidoscope of colors.

Potluck

Directed by Louis Sweeney

Running Time: 13 minutes
Year: 2007
Narrative Fiction
Language(s): Tagalog, English w/ subtitles

Website:

For Sean, eloping to Vegas with his Filipino American girlfriend was the easy part. Now it’s time to meet the parents.

Ku Klux Kornea

Directed by Kiyong Kim

Running Time: 8 minutes
Year: 2007
Narrative Fiction
Language(s): English

Website: http://www.kiyongkim.com

An office clerk discovers that delivering mail to his ethnically diverse co-workers isn’t as easy as he thought.

Beijing Haze

Directed by J.P. Chan

Running Time: 9 minutes
Year: 2008
Narrative Fiction
Language(s): Mandarin

Website: http://www.jpchan.com/films/bh.html

A new Chinese immigrant thought it would be easy to end and start anew, but discovers something in between.

Manoj

Directed by Zia Mohajerjasbi

Running Time: 13 minutes
Year: 2007
Narrative Fiction
Language(s): English

Website: http://www.harithecomic.com/

Comedian Manoj Krishnamurthy is just trying to be funny in this mockumentary examining race representation in standup. But who’s laughing?

Southern Exposure

Directed by Susan Chien

Running Time: 6 minutes
Year: 2008
Animation
Language(s): English

Website: http://susanchien.blogspot.com/

In this animated short, a young Chinese American woman humorously recaps her experiences relocating for a job which has literally and figuratively gone South.

The State of Sunshine

Directed by Z. Eric Yang

Running Time: 23 minutes
Year: 2007
Narrative Fiction
Language(s): Chinese,English w/ subtitles

Website:

Danny and Lily leave China for the Florida Panhandle to pursue the American dream and find themselves stuck between hope and despair.