Uploaded: The Asian American Movement

Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) is back, and better than ever with their largest program to date!

Founded in 2008 to showcase films by and about Asian Americans for audiences in the Greater Philadelphia region, PAAFF is a nonprofit organization that presents captivating programs that engage, inspire, and connect the community.

While PAAFF offers year round programming at various venues across Philadelphia, their marquee celebration is the annual festival hosted each November at International House and elsewhere throughout the city. Featuring over 40 film screenings, speaker panels, receptions, and special events - PAAFF’14 promises to be the most successful yet!

Many of this year’s events will feature guest appearances from today’s most popular Asian American filmmakers, as well as actors and directors from around the world.

The complete schedule of screenings can be found at www.paaff.org, and descriptions of all events taking place at IHP can be found at www.ihousephilly.org/paaff

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Uploaded: The Asian American Movement explores a generation finding its voice through new media. Focusing on the increasing visibility of Asian Americans in popular culture since the advent of new media platforms such as YouTube. The documentary brings to light struggles and successes of leading Asian Americans--from both new media creators to long-time industry professionals--in the areas of music, film, and dance. Five years ago, it was difficult to name more than ten recognizable Asian entertainers in mainstream America. However, within the last handful of years, various young Asian American artists have emerged in entertainment with roots in new media platforms such as YouTube. They are taking action into their own hands and redefining how Asian Americans are perceived and valued in society.

Filmmaker Q&A after the film

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Uploaded: The Asian American Movement

Sunday, November 11 · 3:30 PM at International House Philadelphia