Q&A chat session on Mar 26, 2021

On the Move 
A film by Minea HENG.
2019. Cambodia. 12 minutes. 
Country/region featured: Cambodia

Q&A chat session with Sopheap CHEA. 
Fri, 03/26/2021 - 10:00a EST 

In Banteay Meanchey province, Mom Beng, Vai Sok and their daughter Chanra are homeless and have to move their temporary shelter as they get evicted from the land where they settle. They use their cart both to move their belongings and to offer delivery services. Mom would like to go and work in Thailand but Vai feels happy as it is, with his family around. 

Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center  
One of the main objectives of Phnom Penh-based Bophana Center is offering young Cambodians vocational media production training as well as professional support. Archivists, film and audiovisual technicians as well as young filmmakers have been trained at the Bophana Center. AAS Film Expo is pleased to present three young filmmakers representing documentaries supported by the center, which represent the archives of tomorrow.  

Distributed by Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center 
http://bophana.org/movies/on-the-move/ 

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Worry
A film by Chhouk Loeurn and Pring Proel.
2019. Cambodia. 15 minutes. 
Country/region featured: Cambodia

Q&A chat session with Sopheap CHEA. 
Fri, 03/26/2021 - 10:00a EST 

Phuon Keo lives with her two grandsons who joined her in the province of Banteay Meanchey because their mother’s husband, who lives in Koh Kong, is an alcoholic and treats them badly. She would like to be able to reunite the family to give her grandchildren a chance to go to school, but her entourage advises her to stop thinking about her daughter and only care for her two grandchildren. 

Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center  
One of the main objectives of Phnom Penh-based Bophana Center is offering young Cambodians vocational media production training as well as professional support. Archivists, film and audiovisual technicians as well as young filmmakers have been trained at the Bophana Center. AAS Film Expo is pleased to present three young filmmakers representing documentaries supported by the center, which represent the archives of tomorrow.  

Distributed by Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center 
http://bophana.org/movies/on-the-move/ 

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No Choice 
A film by Roda Din.
2020. Cambodia. 11 minutes. 
Country/region featured: Cambodia

Q&A chat session with Sopheap CHEA. 
Fri, 03/26/2021 - 10:00a EST 

Mrs. Roum and her family were working in Thailand, but the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic required them to return to Cambodia. Now, she and her husband work on a construction site at the Teuk Thla Bridge in Serey Sophoan in Banteay Meanchey province. However, J Roum and her husband are forced to bring their three children — ages 4, 12 and 14 — with them to work every day because they cannot afford to send them to school. 

Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center  
One of the main objectives of Phnom Penh-based Bophana Center is offering young Cambodians vocational media production training as well as professional support. Archivists, film and audiovisual technicians as well as young filmmakers have been trained at the Bophana Center. AAS Film Expo is pleased to present three young filmmakers representing documentaries supported by the center, which represent the archives of tomorrow.  

Distributed by Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center 
http://bophana.org/movies/no-choice/

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Edo Avant Garde 
A film by Linda Hoaglund.
2019. Japan / United States. 83 minutes. 
Country/region featured: Japan / United States 

Q&A chat session with Linda Hoaglund.
Fri, 03/26/2021 - 11:30a EST 

Edo Avant Garde reveals the untold story of how Japanese artists of the Edo era (1603 -1868) set the stage for the "modern art" movement in the West. During the Edo era, bold artists innovated abstraction, minimalism, surrealism and the illusion of 3-D. Their originality is most striking in images of the natural world depicted with gold leaf on large-scale folding screens. To capture the dynamism, scale and meticulous details of the art, Hoaglund worked with Japan's Academy Award-winning cinematographer, Kasamatsu Norimichi, and filmed masterpieces in museum and private collections across the U.S. and Japan. 

Distributed by Edo Avant Garde LLC. 
http://www.edoavantgarde.com/ 

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Every Day Is a Holiday 
A film by Theresa Loong.
2020. United States / Japan / Malaysia. 56 minutes. 
Country/region featured: United States, Japan, Malaysia 

Q&A chat session with Theresa Loong. 
Fri, 03/26/2021 - 1:30p EST

Chinese-American filmmaker Theresa Loong explores her father's time as a POW in WWII Japan, his subsequent quest to become an American, and the birth of his optimistic philosophy. "Every Day Is a Holiday" includes footage and stories from Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Korea.  

Distributed by FORM360. 
http://www.everydayisaholiday.com  

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The Revolution They Remember - Part 1 & Part 2
A film by Dr. Edward M. Gunn. Produced by University of Pittsburgh Library System. 
2020. United States. 106 minutes in two parts - 53 minutes each. 
Country/region featured: China

Q&A chat session with
Edward M. Gunn, director 
Haihui Zhang, executive producer 
Kun Qian, assistant director 
Karl Nykwest, editor 
Sandi Ward 
Fri, 03/26/2021 - 2:00p EST

“The Revolution They Remember” compiles selected excerpts from interviews of Chinese who recall their experiences of the Cultural Revolution era, 1966-1976, drawing on more than 120 interviews in the oral history projects of the University of Pittsburgh Library and the Dartmouth College Library. The film offers rich visual material, arranging the interviews according to the historical chronology of events, with attention to age, gender, geographic breadth, and social groups. It concludes with reflections of participants and scholars on the era and its legacies today. 

Distributed by the University of Pittsburgh Library System.
Contact: qiankun@pitt.edu 

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Broken Harmony: China’s Dissidents 
A film by Risa Morimoto and Diana Chiawen Lee.
2019. United States. 51 minutes. 
Country/region featured: China

Q&A chat session with Risa Morimoto, Hua Ze, and Teng Biao.
Fri, 03/26/2021 - 2:30p EST

Broken Harmony: China’s Dissidents tells the story of Hua Ze, an ordinary Chinese citizen for whom a discovery of corruption led her into a hidden world of dissidents, citizen journalism, police harassment and kidnappings.  

"Broken Harmony is a great teaching resource to put students in touch with the gritty reality of China today." 
      -Andrew Nathan, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University 
       Chair, Center for The Study of Human Rights 

Distributed by the filmmaker.
http://www.brokenharmonyfilm.com/ 

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