13th ANNUAL DISORIENT Asian American

April 19-22, 2018

Bijou Art Cinemas & University of Oregon, Eugene, OR


DisOrient is a social justice film festival that takes place at the Bijou Art Cinemas in Eugene, Oregon.  It is dedicated to deconstructing the media stereotypes of Asians and Asian Americans as “Orientals”. We believe in the power of film-as-art to educate, heal and improve the lives of people by giving voice to our experiences.

The VIP Pass of DisOrient 2017 ($75 pre-sale and $80 at the door) has limited availability and will sell quickly.  The pass will include the Official DisOrient T-shirt (while supplies last), gift bag (while supplies last), priority seating, and All-Access Pass to all films as well as to the catered Opening Night Reception and Closing Night Awards Gala.  The VIP Pass also gives exclusive access to the Green Room to relax and enjoy food and beverages throughout the Festival.




A Feature Narrative

Never Forget
– Directed by Jon Bling

Feature Doc

Mele Murals
– Directed by Tadashi Nakamura


Short Doc

Massive Monkees: The Beacon
– Directed by Shannon Gee

Short Narrative

The Bird Who Could Fly
– Directed by Raphael Sbarge

Jason D. Mak Award for Social Justice


Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice
– Directed by Holly Yasui and Will Doolittle

Resistance at Tule Lake
-Directed by Konrad Aderer



A Feature Narrative
  • Blasian Narratives
  • Never Forget
  • Tatara Samurai
Feature Doc
  • All Our Father’s Relations
  • Mele Murals
  • Mixed Match
  • Resistance At Tule Lake
Short Doc
  • Massive Monkees: The Beacon
  • Coming Full Circle: The Journey of a Transgendered Korean Adoptee
Short Narrative
  • Beta
  • Fractured
  • Seppuku
  • The Bird Who Could Fly
  • Picture Taipei
Jason D. Mak Award for Social Justice 
  • All Our Father’s Relations
  • Blasian Narratives
  • I Am Chamorro
  • Light
  • Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice
  • Resistance at Tule Lake
  • Special Mentions –
  • Cultural Legacy – I Am Chamorro
  • Acting – MIKI – Eric Martig
  • Special Effects – Vampariah



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