波士頓亞美電影節 5/20 Asian & Pacific Islander Representation in Film & Media Livestream


Upcoming BAAFF Events! 

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Events this Week

Shared Stories: Nailed It | May 19-23
Amazon Studios Representation Livestream | May 20
Boston Globe Leadership Lunch with Shirley Leung | May 20
CAAMFest Filmmaker Summit | May 19-21

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Nailed It Trailer


ArtsEmerson's Shared Stories presents:
Nailed It - Vietnamese Americans and the Nail Industry
Available to Stream May 19th to May 23rd
Premieres May 19th at 7pm EST
Pay What You Wish (including FREE!)

Nailed It chronicles the genesis and legacy of the 40 year Vietnamese nail salon and its influence on an $8 billion-dollar American industry. For mixed-race Vietnamese filmmaker Adele Pham it’s personal, as she confronts her cultural conflicts and discovers her place within the community, by peeling back the layers of this niche trade seen by everyone but known to few.

Pre-recored Q&A with filmmaker panel to follow screening:

  • Adele Pham, Director
  • Denise Delgado, Executive Director, Egleston Square Main Streets
  • Thao Ha, Paralegal & Organizing Fellow, Greater Boston Legal Services/VietAID
  • Moderator: Susan Chinsen, Creative Producer/ArtsEmerson & Director/BAAFF

This conversation will be closed captioned.





Asian & Pacific Islander Representation in Film & Media Livestream
May 20 @9am/Noon PST/EST

Amazon Studios is teaming with the Producers Guild of America to host a virtual conference to examine the state of AAPI representation in media and entertainment.

The May 20 event, which will be open to the public free of charge, will feature panels, interviews and musical performances to showcase the array of Asian and Pacific Islander ethnicities and cultures.

The focus of Amazon Studios Voices will be on how Hollywood can take steps to become more anti-racist and drive broader societal change.





From The Olympics To The NFL, Learn How These Asian Americans Tackle Racism On And Off The Field
May 20 @Noon EST

Join Globe columnist Shirley Leung for a special conversation during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with former Patriots player and NFL coach Eugene Chung, two-time Olympic medalist and ice dancer Alex Shibutani, and ESPN studio anchor and reporter Michele Steele.





CAAMFest Filmmaker Summit
May 19-21

This year, CAAM Fest's three-day Filmmaker Summit celebrates the coming together of communities to join strengths against every force that stops us from expressing our authentic selves and telling our stories. We celebrate the tenacity that transforms collaboration into alliances, alliances to movements, and the sheer grit that pushes movements to inspire change.

This year’s Summit sessions and Happy Hours will be hosted on Remo, a platform which allows for small group engagement similar to an in-person gathering.




Deadlines: Regular/
June 15, 2021 & Final/July 15, 2021

Bangsokol Virtual Festival and more!
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  • Cambodian Living Arts and Arts Emerson Virtual Festival | TONIGHT thru Dec 20th
  • Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association Virtual Gala | TONIGHT
  • AARW Annual Meeting | TomorrowViet Family Stories | Tomorrow
  • Viet Family Stories | Tomorrow
  • Stop Trump's Ban on Work Permits | Now thru Dec 21
Arts and Healing:
Bangsokol Virtual Festival

Presented by Cambodian Living Arts and ArtsEmerson
TODAY! December 11th - 20th | FREE

In response to the challenges and realities of 2020, Cambodian Living Arts and ArtsEmerson are presenting Arts & Healing: Bangsokol Virtual Festival from December 11th to December 20th. The program is inspired by the groundbreaking multi-disciplinary production, Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia, which seeks to honor victims of violence and explore the healing, hope and resilience of survivors.

Through this festival of online performances, talks and film screenings, artists, audiences, and leading cultural organizations from around the world will revisit the making of the production and reflect on what this work and this project has meant to them. The festival culminates with two brand new music and dance performances created exclusively for the festival.

Bangsokol Gala Performance
& Audiences' Response from Around the World
December 13th | 8PM ET  | Approx. 130 mins | FREE
On-demand through December 20th @ 11:59PM ET

Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia, is a multi-disciplinary stage production combining music, film, movement, and voice. After touring in Australia, the USA (Sold Out shows in Boston/Dec 2017), and France, Bangsokol premiered in Cambodia in November 2019.

Watch the full performance of the Cambodia premiere —graced by the presence of HRH King Norodom Sihamoni as Head of State and Distinguished Patron of CLA. After the screening, we invite you to join a reflection and exchange between audience members Ada Khun, Seda Douglas, Emily Howe, and Chea Sopheap, all of whom have a deep connection with Cambodia and experienced the Bangsokol production in different cities during its international tour.

Discussion moderated by Amara Goel.

The Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association presents . . . 
The 36th Anniversary Gala is celebrating "virtually" this year!

Friday, December 11th | 6PM - 7:15PM
Silent Auction December 4th - 14th

Even though there is no in-person gathering; no cocktail hour; no mingling; no dancing; & no hugging; we will celebrate together from the comfort of our homes and witness live performances from young people, auctioning of beautiful crafts and creative homemade baskets, and learn about our most recent COVID-19 efforts these past few months. What we have witnessed is the community coming together.

While CMAA worked with our funding partners to provide support to those in need, we also saw the "Humanity" in many community members who came out
to lend a helping hand. They donated face masks, hand sanitizers, air purifiers, and much more during this extraordinary time.
Join the Live event here. 

Our celebration this year is focused on being an event that celebrates each other by everyone for everyone. Therefore we call it: CMAA's Community Celebration - Together With A Purpose!

Annual Membership Meeting 
Saturday, December 12th | 10AM - 12PM EST | FREE

Join AARW for our Annual Membership Meeting!

In a year of so much uncertainty, grief, and resistance, we want to take this year to celebrate our community and the work we've done together this year. We will share updates from our work, look forward to a new membership meeting structure and a clearer anti-displacement framework in 2021, and elect in our new Board leadership. Please join us to hear about what's coming up for AARW in 2021, give your input, and be together!

RSVP on 
this form and we will follow up with the Zoom link; we will also be sending goody bags to everyone who joins us!

Board elections will be part of the Annual Meeting; if you are interested in talking more about running for the AARW Board, please email carolyn@aarw.org and nam.anywhere@gmail.com by Monday, November 16th! 
Viet Family Stories, Chuyện Gia Đình
Saturday, December 12th | 12PM - 2PM EST | FREE

Viet Family Stories, Chuyện Gia Đình 2.0 is an intergenerational multimedia storytelling project that brings together a group of Vietnamese American elder and young artists to co-create a series of monthly bilingual gatherings and dialogues grounded in Boston's Dorchester community.

The project aims to explore and unpack themes of diaspora, resiliency, memories, mental health, and healing practices in Vietnamese families. Please register for our virtual public event in December 2020 and stay tuned! #VietFamStories

Viet Family Stories, Chuyện Gia Đình 2.0 là một dự án kể chuyện đa-phương-tiện đa-thế-hệ có quy tụ những người lớn tuổi và thanh niên Mỹ gốc Việt, họ sẽ hợp tác trong vòng sáu tháng để tạo ra một chuỗi các chương trình và các cuộc đối thoại song ngữ hàng tháng cho cộng đồng Dorchester tại Boston.

Một dự án nhằm khám phá và phân tích các chủ đề về cộng đồng, khả năng phục hồi, ký ức, sức khỏe tâm lý và phương pháp chữa lành trong các gia đình Việt. Hãy đăng ký chương trình trên mạng của chúng tôi vào tháng 12 năm 2020! 
Register Here
More From AARW:
On November 19th, the Trump administration proposed a new rule to ban work permits for people on Orders of Supervision (OSUP): those who have been ordered deported but are temporarily released from custody. This includes tens of thousands of Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees who have resettled to the US and rebuilt their lives after being displaced by the war in Southeast Asia.

Join us in protecting our friends, families; and community members by submitting a public comment opposing the proposed work ban on work permits by Monday, December 21st.

Learn more and take action at tiny.cc/ProtectWorkPermits (case sensitive)
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       (Boston Orange 波士頓報導)波士頓亞美電影節(BAAFF)和夏威夷國際電影節(HIFF)合作,將於1127日晚8點,在網上免費放映「若水(Be Water)」一片,紀念李小龍80歲生日。

             影片映畢後,將有該片導演Bao Nguyen,以及李小龍企業執行長Shannon Lee,醜陋美味(Ugly Delicious)主持人暨Momofuku 創辦人David Chang,憤怒亞裔男(AngryAsianMan.com)創辦人Phil Yu,以及福特(Ford)基金會的Chi-hui Yang等人座談。

             「若水(Be Water)」一片描述1970年代被好萊塢拒絕後,回到父母家鄉的香港,一連拍了四部經典電影,被人尊為傳奇人物,既是武術藝術家,演員,也是哲學家,編舞者,電影人,卻在32歲驟逝的李小龍,如何的在兩個世界中掙扎,也使用罕見的檔案,訪問他的親人,以及李小龍自己的字跡等來探討身份議題。


              波士頓亞美電影節另將於1222日以應要求(On demand)形式,或15日在Blue-RayDVD影碟上放映2019年閉幕片「黃玫瑰(Yellow Rose)」,供觀眾購票欣賞。bit.ly/yellowrose2020


FREE November 27, 8PM (EST) - To commemorate Bruce Lee's 80th birthday, BAAFF is partnering with @hiffhawaii for a special ONE DAY ONLY FREE online screening of Be Water and a post-film panel featuring Bao Nguyen (director), Shannon Lee (CEO, Bruce Lee Enterprises), David Chang (Momofuku founder, Ugly Delicious host), Phil Yu (AngryAsianMan.com), Chi-hui Yang (Ford Foundation)

In 1971, after being rejected by Hollywood, Bruce Lee returned to his parents’ homeland of Hong Kong to complete four iconic films. Charting his struggles between two worlds, this portrait explores questions of identity and representation through the use of rare archival, interviews with loved ones and Bruce’s own writings.

RSVP for the screening: https://fp.hiff.org/films/detail/be_water_2020

RSVP for the panel : https://bit.ly/375tF3d

2019 BAAFF closing night film Yellow Rose, a story of hope, comes home On Demand & Digital 12/22 and Blu-ray 1/5! Order now at bit.ly/yellowrose2020 #YellowRoseFilm

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