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.


10:00am Introduction

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.


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