Asian Art Museum’s “Superfest Disability Film Festival”
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
The Superfest Disability Film Festival is the longest running disability film festival in the world. For more than 30 years, Superfest has celebrated cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability through a diverse, complex, unabashed, and engaging lens. This showcase, presented by the Asian Art Museum in partnership with the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University, highlights some short films from previous Superfest festivals that explore the intersection of disability and Asian or Asian American identity.
Thursday, Apr 30 | 6:30 PM
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. Panelists include Founder of Diversability Tiffany Yu, actor/filmmaker James Quedado, science fiction author and blogger Claire Light, and UC Berkeley’s Professor of Anthropology Karen Nakamura. Additional funding for this event was provided by the Longmore Institute on Disability and the Robert and Colleen Haas Distinguished Chair in Disability Studies.
- The Nature of Pleasure (8 Minutes), USA
- When Brenden Met Hiroe (23 Minutes), Australia/Japan
- Rhizophora (16 Minutes) , Germany/Vietnam
- Traveller (25 minutes), Myanmar