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“The Sense of Wonder” tells a love story of basketball, truth

The Sense of Wonder by Matthew Salesses, released January 2023, is a beautifully written basketball story filled with passion, love, and loyalty, reaching far beyond the basketball court. Salesses not only explores the drama...

Lingua Franca tells the story of Olivia, an undocumented Filipina transwoman seeking legal status...

Lingua Franca is a revealing, beautifully told story about an undocumented Filipina transwoman living in Brooklyn, NY, who is seeking legal status in the U.S through arranged marriage. Olivia, played by Lingua writer and...

Look for these IE recommended films from the 2021 Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF was entirely online in April this year, and hopefully you got a chance to watch some featured films. We have recommendations you can follow up on! Check out these carefully cultivated films from...

Representation matters in writer and director Eddie Huang’s film-directorial debut, Boogie

Boogie, in theaters March 5, is a refreshing twist to the coming-of-age story. The film is an ode to hip hop and basketball, and Chinese American culture and tradition. Director Eddie Huang breaks barriers...

Celebrate community spaces built by Asian immigrant families in “Collective Memory, Community Spaces”; collection...

Collective Memory, Community Spaces is a heartwarming collage of short films that features community spaces built by Asian immigrant families settled across North America. Each short film speaks on the history of these families...