A Community of Friends
Tells the inspiring story about the Chinatown Branch Library in Downtown Los Angeles, founded in by a community of friends who realized their dreams of a public library in their neighborhood. The Friends of the Chinatown Library (FOCL) lobbied the Los Angeles City Council, rallying the Chinese American communities in the greater LA area for seven years before breaking ground in 1997. Dir. Vivian Wong. Premiere, 2012.
Weaving old family photos and Super 8 film footage with contemporary videos, Homecoming recounts the filmmaker’s experience as a second-generation Chinese American and her relationship with her grandmother from Malaysia. It tells a story that is both personal and universal in its themes of migration, displacement, and loss. Dir. Vivian Wong. Premiere, 2005.
A beautifully realized film about a young women who is haunted by her past. Dir. Vivian Wong. Premiere, 1999.
Watch online at:
- 2005 Platinum Remi Award, Best Short Documentary – Houston World Fest, TX
- 2005 Best Documentary Award – Berkeley Video and Film Festival, CA
- Baltimore Women’s Film Festival, Baltimore, MD | October 2007
- International Festival of Cinema and Technology, Jacksonville, FL | October 2007
- Boulder Asian American Film Festival, Boulder, CO | February 2007
- Poppy Jasper Film Festival, Morgan Hill, CA | November 2006
- Alogonqiun Film Festival, Warrington, PA | October 2006
- Big Bear Lake International Film Festival, Big Bear, CA | August 2006
- Asian Pacific American Film Festival of Dallas, Dallas, TX | August 2006
- GLOBIANS Postsdam World and Culture Documentary Film Festival, Germany | August 2005 – Opening Night Film
- VC FILM FEST, Los Angeles Asian American Film & Video Festival, CA | May 2005
- S.L.A.P. (Salt Lake Asian Pacific) Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT | April 2005
- DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon, Eugene, OR | February 2005
Film Festivals (selected)
- UCLA APACT Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA | June 1999
- UCLA School of Theater, Film, & Television Student Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA | June 1999
- VC FILM FEST, Los Angeles Asian American Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA | May 1999
- UCLA School of Theater, Film, & Television, James Bridges Theater, Los Angeles, CA | January 2005
- KPBS, Public Televsion