13th Annual Asian American Film Festival

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APRIL 19-22, 2018 (Thursday through Sunday)

Bijou Art Cinemas, Broadway Metro, and University of Oregon

DisOrient is the premiere Asian American, social justice film festival of Oregon. Our films–“By us, for us and about us”–break open the one-dimensional stereotype of the “Oriental.” We believe in the power of film to inform, heal and connect people. We bring power to our voice as we share our stories and advocate for social justice.

Marvel Presents (Narrative), ENFU (Documentary), Drawn Together (Documentary)

Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 11 am
UO EMU Redwood Auditorium
Q&A with director Harleen Singh and Vishavjit Singh (Drawn Together), and Joy Regullano (Marvel Presents…). Read more.

Shorts Program #1: The Asian Man

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 2:40 pm
UO EMU Redwood Auditorium
Q&A with filmmakers Dinh Thai (MONDAY), Jason Karman (Lions in Waiting) and Harjus Singh (All Quiet on the Homefront)

  • Asian Man, White Woman
  • Welcome to the World
  • Lions in Waiting
  • All Quiet on the Homefront
  • The Flip Side
  • Pikaboo
  • Story of Self
  • MONDAY

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Centerpiece Film: Who Is Arthur Chu?

Feature Documentary, Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:05 pm
UO EMU Redwood Auditorium

Arthur Chu hacked Jeopardy! and won big. Read more.

Conversation with Jason Mak, Founder of DisOrient Film Festival

Preceded by A Taste of Home.
Sunday, April 22, 2018. The film begins at 10:30 AM.
UO EMU Redwood Auditorium
After the documentary A Taste of Home, Jason will speak about his inspiration to create a film festival in Eugene–a festival to celebrate social justice and Asian Pacific American narratives.

Architecture of Internment: the Build Up to Wartime Incarceration

April 16-23, 2018
UO Straub Hall

Visit the exhibit Architecture of Internment: the Build Up to Wartime Incarceration
This traveling exhibit explores how Oregonians participated in the decision to incarcerate Japanese Americans and Japanese immigrants during World War II. This is not primarily about the Japanese American experience before, during or after incarceration. Rather, it is the story of how individuals, organizations, businesses and elected officials advocated for the incarceration of Oregonians of Japanese ancestry or stood by while it happened. Those who did stand up before, during and after incarceration, in small and large acts, were especially brave.

Closing Film: Find Me

Feature Narrative, Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:35 pm
UO EMU Redwood Auditorium

We close our festival with this feature narrative that pays homage to our National Parks; how these places can heal, nurture and inspire us. Read more.

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