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.

Badass Beauty Queen

Documentary, Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:00 am and 4:30 pm
Broadway Metro

Badass Beauty Queen is the narrative behind the front page story as Anastasia Lin uses her most powerful weapon, her beauty, to stand up to an oppressive regime. Read more.

The Conversation Project – Race and Place: Racism and Resilience in OR Past and Future

Friday, April 20, 2018 1:30-3:00 PM; free and open to the public
Lane Community College Mary Spilde Downtown Campus

Join Anita Yap and Traci Price, facilitators of The Conversation Project – Race and Place: Racism and Resilience in OR Past and Future. Read more.

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.

Panel Discussion: Asian Americans in Film and Media

Friday, April 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm
Lane Community College Mary Spilde Downtown Campus – FREE
Join us for a panel/audience discussion that looks at casting, auditions, roles and writing from an Asian American filmmaking experience, moderated by OSU Ethnic Studies Professor Patricia Sakurai. Read more.

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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.

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.

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