Join us in celebrating documentaries featuring Asian American filmmakers and cast members! This showcase features talent and projects from the US. After the screening of the films, we'll host a talkback to hear from the filmmakers themselves!
A documentary short exploring the conversations during end-of-life care with pediatric Palliative care specialist Dr. Nadia Tremonti. Palliative also highlights the caretakers and families working with Dr. Tremonti. Filmed in Detroit at the Children's Hospital of Michigan over several years 'Palliative' aims to introduce this vital area of care struggling to overcome the stigmas of death and dying.
Donald Stader, M.D. - Producer in-person
Love Boat: Taiwan
LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN, a feature-length documentary, uncovers the allure of one of the longest running summer programs in the world. Love Boat: Taiwan peers into the lives of the program's participants and looks at the history and popularity of this well-known program, which is sponsored by the Taiwanese government and which takes place every summer in Taiwan.
Director Valerie Soe and Subject Evan Hung in-person
Presented by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Denver
Although officially described as a straightforward cultural and language-immersion program, the Love Boat is also a means of promoting international goodwill between Taiwan and Taiwanese Americans as well as a site for romance, friendship, and personal relationships that transcend national borders, governmental policy, and cultural traditions. By exploring some of the Love Boat’s significant relationships, the film looks at the way that these friendships and romances mirror and influence Taiwan’s links to rest of the world. Love Boat: Taiwan explores the way that that the Love Boat’s personal encounters give its participants a taste of global politics on an intimate scale.
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