Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Don't miss the 28th Annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Fest

Don't miss the 28th Annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF), which showcases the best Asian and Asian American films from around the globe. SFIAAFF takes place March 11-21, 2010 in San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose. 2010 marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Festival’s presenting organization the Center for Asian America Media (CAAM).

The San Francisco International Women's Film Festival is proud to co-present the following film at this year's SFIAAFF:

Sing China! will screen on 03/13 @ 1:30pm @ Landmark Clay Theatre. Admission:$12:
Freida Lee Mock’s 2001 Oscar-nominated short film SING! looked behind the scenes at the Los Angeles Children’s Choir, and in her inspiring sequel she returns to the chorus seven years later, chronicling its groundbreaking tour of China. Following the chorus’ 60 members, all 11-17 years-old, Mock not only captures the excitement and drama of performance, but also paints a portrait of a changing China, one then on the cusp of hosting the 2008 Olympics. Internationally acclaimed, the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus includes youth from over 50 diverse communities across Los Angeles and has traveled around the world, bringing its young ambassadors of American culture from Brazil to Australia. In the chorus’ first trip to China, Mock captures the intimate moments of their rehearsals and performances, and also their interactions with host organizations and fellow Chinese singers.

From Shanghai to Beijing to Xi’an, SING CHINA! follows the children as they inquisitively learn how silk is made, haggle with street vendors and stand in awe of ancient buildings, and also provides incredible footage of their concerts and performances, featuring everything from Beethoven to Ellington to traditional Chinese songs. For many of the children, the trip is a fascinating glimpse into another culture, but for others it is something quite more meaningful. These include Gianna, a Chinese adoptee returning to China for the first time who is in search of her orphanage, and the precocious Nathan, a Filipino American who is astonished to see so many Asians in one place. Funny, heartful and moving, SING CHINA! is a celebration of performance, culture and the transformative power of music.

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