Tag Archive: Documentary

Comparative Review: My Voice, My Life (Yang, 2014) – CAAMFest 2015

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My Voice, My Life is experienced documentarian Ruby Yang‘s ninth feature-length film and one of eight CAAMFest documentaries I watched this year. Yang is best known for her Oscar-winning short The Blood of Yingzhou District.… Continue reading

Review: My Fair Wedding (Jang, 2015) – CAAMFest 2015

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I had hoped that My Fair Wedding was going to be an exploration of the ways in which mainstream South Korean society views the issue of gay marriage. Instead, this film is a much… Continue reading

4 Must-See Documentaries at CAAMFest 2015

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CAAMFest 2015 is now in full swing, but you still have a week left of the festival to catch these four excellent documentaries. Don’t miss out! (Movie descriptions from the CAAMFest website) The… Continue reading

Review: Life Sentences (Shani & Kedar, 2013) – SVJFF 2014

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Life Sentences was the third and perhaps final film we will watch at this year’s Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival. Yaron Shani and Nurit Kedar‘s documentary about the family of a PLO leader and devout Jewish… Continue reading

Review: Cambodian Son (Sugano, 2014) – CAAMFest San Jose 2014

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Cambodian Son tells the story of Khmer Exiled American (KEA) poet Kosal Khiev, who was born in a refugee camp, moved to the U.S. at the age of one, was arrested at age… Continue reading

Review: Stories from Tohoku (Fukami & Olson, 2013) – CAAMFest San Jose 2014

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I was in grad school when the Japanese earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear disaster struck eastern Japan. It was then that a close friend and schoolmate of mine (Japanese American from Hawaii) first… Continue reading

Review: The Short Game (Greenbaum, 2013)

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While not an immersive, perspective-altering documentary by any means, Short Game, a film that follows eight 8-and-under golfers–3 girls and 5 boys–during the months leading up to the extremely competitive U.S. Kids Golf… Continue reading

Review: Return to Homs (Derki, 2013) – SFIFF 2014

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After missing this film at Sundance this year and seeing it win the festival’s World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for documentaries, we were eager to catch Return to Homs at SFIFF. The documentary… Continue reading

Review: School of Babel (Bertuccelli, 2014) – SFIFF 2014

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I caught this movie during my volunteer shift at the San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest running film festival in North America. (I even got to be the mic runner for the Q&A!)… Continue reading

Review: Blackfish (Cowperthwaite, 2013)

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I would classify Blackfish as an “issue” documentary. The issue investigated here is whether or not holding killer whales in captivity for entertainment is dangerous for the trainers and inhumane to the animals.… Continue reading