THE ASIAN ARTS MUSEUM
THE DISABILITY FILM FESTIVAL
SHORT FILMS SCREENING
By Iride Aparicio
Photos Courtesy: Asian Art Museum
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Recognizing the need to stay engaged and at the same time maintain our social distance during the COVID-19 crisis, the ASIAN ART MUSEUM in San Francisco, is shifting his programs to online platforms. While the museum is still closed, it is hosting a range of virtual public programs to allow people to connect with other people and at the same time, support the artistic work that their artists are creating in the communities
On Thursday April 30th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM Pacific Standard time, the ASIAN ART MUSEUM will allow the readership of Cultural World Bilingual to watch the Superfest Disability short Films Festival, the longest running disability film festival in the world, online.
The Showcase, presented by the ASIAN ART MUSEUM in partnership with the PAUL K. LONGMORE INSTITUTE ON DISABILITY will highlight some short films from recent Superfest Festivals with content exploring the intersection of Asian American identity and disability.
The program will be Hosted by the PAUL K. LONGMORE INSTITUTE on DISABILITY at San Francisco State University, that for more than 30 years, has celebrated cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability through a diverse, complex unabashed and engaging lens
The Films to be presented are:
The Nature of Pleasure (USA) 8 minutes
When Brenden met Hiroe (Australia/Japan) 23 minutes
Rhzisophora (Germany/Vietnam) l6 minutes
Traveller (Myanmar) 25 minutes.
After the screening, a panel of Asian American Leaders in the disability community will share their reactions to the films and how they resonate with the panelists' personal experiences. The Panelists include: Founder of Diversability TIFFANY YU, Actor/filmmaker JAMES QUEDADO, Science fiction author and blogger CLAIRE LIGHT, and UC Berkeley Professor of Anthropology KAREN NAKAMURA.
Additional funding for the event was provided by the LONGMORE INSTITUTE ON DISABILTIY and the ROBERT and COLLEEN HAAS Distinguished chair in Disability Studies.
Those interested in watching the Superfest-disability-film-festival can register at this URL