Film Festival Registration
The film festival will be on Saturday, August 24th from 10am-4pm at the East Tennessee History Center. The festival is free to the public, but please register below if you plan on attending!
1st Knoxville Asian Film Festival
in conjunction with the 6th Knox Asian festival
Date: saturday 8/24/19 10am – 4 pm
Venue: East Tennessee Historical Society and Museum
601S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902
The following agenda may be subject to minor changes.
10:10am Section A – The Immigration Story
1) Home From the Eastern Sea
The story of Asian immigration to America, particularly of the Chinese, Japanese and Filipinos.
Nominated for Outstanding Documentary, and awarded the American Scene Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Seattle Chapter.
(by Stourwater Pictures; filmmakers – Elizabeth C Stern & Lucy Ostrander)
58 mins 1990
2) Essential Arrival
Michigan’s Indian Immigrants in the 21st Century
(filmmaker Arifa K. Javed)
61 mins 2014
12:20 – 12:30pm Break
12:30pm Section B – Cultures, beliefs, and foods of Asia
1) East & West: Culture affects Thought Processes
Researchers conducted studies in the US, UK and in East Asia (Japan, China, Korea) and came to the surprising conclusion that in many aspects, people from
the “East” and people from the “West” think in diametrically different ways.
(by Film Ideas) 44 mins 2009
2) Asian Style Grilling
Cooking demonstration by a chef instructor at CIA (Culinary Institute of America) on 4 popular grilled meat dishes:
– Beef Satay (Thailand and Malaysia)
– Chicken Yakitori (Japan)
– Pork with Lemon Grass ( Vietnam)
– BBQ short Ribs (Korea)
(by The Great Courses)
33 mins, 2015
Grilled meat treats and the slightly altered schedule to accommodate the break for the meat sampling.
1:50 – 2:15pm Break.
3) Becoming Ourselves – How Immigrant Women Transformed Their World
How a social justice organization based in Oakland, California – Asian Immigrant
Women Advocates (AIWA) – focused on building the long-term collective
leadership of limited-English speaking immigrants, and empowered women and
youth to become powerful agents of social change.
(by Asian Immigrant Women Advocates, Filmmaker Gary Delgado)
23 mins 2013
2:40 – 2:45pm Break
2:45pm Section C – A feature length documentary film
The Grace Lee Project
Deconstructing an Asian-American Stereotype.
Official selection at the SXSW Film Festival.
Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival
(by Women Make Movies, Fimmaker Grace Lee Boggs)
68 mins 2005
These agenda may be subject to minor changes. Thank you so much for Laykoon and Tai-Lun for making this program.