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Block 6: Search for Self and Meaning

  • US Navy Memorial 701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20004 United States (map)

This block will feature short films with themes on self discovery, religion, and self-identification. It will also feature 2 short documentaries that APA Film has helped to produce in collaboration with the Smithsonian's Freer|Sackler Teen Council this past year that is centered on their experiences with two local Buddhist temples in the D.C. area.

APA Film also presents Double Tap, winner of the 2017 APA Film festival Script2Screen contest. This short is about two female office coworkers, male coworkers, a phone, a social media account, and the hilarity that ensues. Double Tap was written by Waka T. Brown and directed by Waka T. Brown and Stan Kang.

 

Other Films include the following: 
The Interrogation M.A. directed by Alan Wong
Huff directed by Minjae Kang
The Importance of Finding the Other directed by Marcey Lynn Frutchey
Sanzu No Kawa: The River of Three Crossings directed by Cyrus Tabar
Othello-San directed by Ted Adams III
Confucius Plaza directed by Patrick Chen

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The Interrogation M.A. directed by Alan Wong. Running time: 15 minutes

A steely Detective interrogates a mysterious woman about a murder. Things go off the rails a bit, but then get back on track. Oh wait... not really. Actually, yes. There is an ending.


Huff directed by Minjae Kang. Running time: 17 minutes

A young Korean American graffiti artist huffs spray paint to escape the daily reality of his life with his abusive alcoholic father, reflecting on the aftermath of a mother’s death and a complicated father and son relationship.


The Importance of Finding the Other directed by Marcey Lynn Frutchey. Running time: 10 minutes

"The Importance of Finding the Other" is the story of a young, biracial girl named Iris who sets out to discover what it means to be an "other." Along her way, she encounters a pair of immigrants, a homeless veteran, and a transgender female who all bring some piece of the definition to light.


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Sanzu No Kawa: The River of Three Crossings directed by Cyrus Tabar. Running time: 8 minutes

After a shooting at school takes his sister’s life,
Kento, a young Japanese-American boy, is trapped between
his memories, grief, and the reality he faces at home.


Othello-San directed by Ted Adams III. Running time: 20 minutes

Jason Wilson, a celebrated young African American actor, enrolls at a prestigious theater school in Japan to play the lead role in Shakespeare’s Othello, only to find his dreams of greatness are tempered by an instructor who challenges him to question his reason for being there.


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Confucius Plaza directed by Patrick Chen. Running time: 5 minutes

Within this building of 762 apartments there’s a story in each of them.


FS: Teen Council KPC. Running time: 20 minutes

Two short student filmed documentaries APA Film has helped produce with in collaboration with the Smithsonian's Freer|Sackler Teen Council this past year that is centered on the students’ experiences with two local Buddhist temples in the D.C. area.


Double Tap directed by Waka T. Brown. Running time: 10 minutes

Premiere of the winning script from the 2017 APA Film festival Script2Screen contest. This short is about two female office coworkers, male coworkers, a phone, a social media account, and the hilarity that ensues.

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Earlier Event: May 13
Block 5: Home and Family
Later Event: May 13
Feature Film: Find Me