Asian-American/Asian Research Institute

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2004 CUNY Asian American
Film / Media Festival

Date: Friday, May 14, 2004
Time: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Place: CUNY Graduate Center
Martin E. Segal Theatre
365 5th Avenue, Manhattan
(Corner of 34th Street)

Film Synopses

The Penny is the story of an Asian tourist with a prediliction for picking up pennies off city streets. One day, he encounters a penny in Bryant Park, but is unable to attain it.

Kaduma means companion in a indigenous language of the Philippines. Kaduma is also used in solidarity with the stuggles faced by the indigenous peoples of the Philippines.

No Light, Big City takes a light-hearted look at the Blackout of 2003, and reactions from the Chinatown community.

Learning Chinese: The Story of Ting He is the story of a Chinese-American girl who undertakes the difficult task of learning how to read Chinese.

Theory of the Pleasurable Constipation is the story of a man who is obsessed with the pain of constipation, taking it as a pleasure of his life.

Manthan: The Churning explores the ideas of faith, scepticism, immortality, inner peace, and religious tolerance within the Indian ceremony of Maha Kumbha Mela (The Festival of Immortality).

Festival Program | Film Synopses | Panel of Judges | Film Submission | Photographs | Videos | Discussion Board

Festival Chairperson: Herman Lew

Festival Coordinator: Nga Trang

Contact Info:

Tel: 212-869-0182
Fax: 212-869-0181


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