DRAWING THE TIGER
TADASHI NAKAMURA / USA 2015 / 60 MINS Beyond the serene coastlines that have made the Hawaiian Islands famous lies a deeper community connection amongst locals. Artists Estria Miyashiro and John Hina travel to the rural town of Waimea, HI, where they attempt to connect ancient Hawaiian traditions and graffiti with the youth of tomorrow. FRI MAR 18 | 7:00PM | OMCA SAT MAR 19 | 12:10PM | NEW PEOPLE
DAVID GRABIAS / USA 2015 / 80 MINS
When a Hmong businessman rises to prominence in his community, he decides to answer a call-to-action to help the Hmong people fighting for their lives against violent attacks from the communist Lao government. What happens next is a strange and intriguing real-life story that you have to see to believe. SUN MAR 13 | 7:00PM | ROXIE
The Sir George Williams riot of 1969 was one of the most pivotal moments in Canadaâ€™s history. In her debut feature-length documentary, Mina Shum gives a long-anticipated look at this climactic event in race relations. Filled with first-person recollections, NINTH FLOOR explores when one school protest sparked a monumental movement.
Mission District nail salon owner Van Hoang tackles the cosmetics industry in this provocative documentary. PAINTED NAILS focuses on the little-known implications of getting a mani-pedi as it raises awareness of the daily health hazards faced by nail techs on the job.
MINA SHUM / USA 2015 / 81 MINS
SAT MAR 12 | 2:40PM | ROXIE
DIANNE GRIFFIN & ERICA JORDAN / USA 2015 / 58 MINS
SAT MAR 12 | 12:40PM | ALAMO SUN MAR 20 | 5:20PM | NEW PARKWAY
(Formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival)