ShortS - Documentary

SHOWTIMES:
MONDAY, 7/18/2016 1:30PM

Co-presented by Women in Film

FACING CANCER
Language/subtitles: Chinese/ English
Year: 2016, 
Running Time: 06:58
Director: Yun Chen
Country: China
Genre: Documentary
Premiere Status: World Premiere

I remember from when I was little that the sky was always blue, the sunrise was always red, and I could see very far away as I stood on top of the mountain, but now... Last three month with my grandpa having cancer.

 

GUNKANJIMA - TRAVELER IN TIME

Language/subtitles: No Dialogues
Year: 2015
Running Time: 8 min
Director: Kiichiro Nakamura
Country: Japan
Genre: Documentary
Premiere Status: World Premiere

A girl walks on the abandoned island with her camera. All the histories and old memories of the island appear on the collapsed building. A tribute to Gunkanjima - a UNESCO World Heritage site in Southern Japan once famous for its undersea coal mines at the end of 19th century.

 FINDING CLEVELAND

Language/subtitles: English
Year: 2015
Running Time: 12:24
Director: Larissa Lam
Country: USA
Genre: Documentary
Premiere Status: Dallas Premiere

Film Synopsis: Finding Cleveland is a documentary that follows Charles Chiu and his family on an emotional journey as they take a trip to Cleveland, Mississippi to visit the gravesite of Charles’ father, KC Lou. Charles has many surprising encounters with the local townspeople, who help fill in some blanks about the father he never knew.

 

THE MAN WHO BUILT CAMBODIA

Language/subtitles: French/Cambodian/English
Year: 2015
Running Time:  37:01
Director: Christopher Rompre
Country: Cambodia
Genre: Documentary
Premiere Status: Southwest Premiere

Film Synopsis:  An architect whose iconic buildings defined a newly independent Cambodia struggles to come to terms with the reckless development that threatens his legacy. 

 

KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN

Language/subtitles: Korean/English
Year, running time, color/b&w, format: 2015, 10:00, Color, 2.35
Director: Francisco Aguilar
Country: South Korea
Genre: Documentary
Premiere Status: World Premiere

A short documentary looking into the chicken business within Seoul and its effects on the people and way of life.

 

FALL SEVEN TIMES, GET UP EIGHT: THE JAPANESE WAR BRIDES

Language/subtitles: English
Year: 2015
Director: Lucy Craft, Kathryn Tolbert and Karen Kasmauski
Country: USA
Premiere Status: Dallas premiere

This is a short film about three Japanese women who immigrated to the US in the 1950s as war brides of American men. Their recollections are further refracted through the eyes of their Japanese-American daughters. Personal photographs and visuals from US archives help bring to life this fascinating episode in US history.