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The 18th annual DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon is a hybrid festival with an exceptional line-up of both live and virtual film screenings as well as in-person filmmaker Q&A’s.
The festival takes places March 10-12 at the Art House Eugene for live screenings of over 60 films, and online March 13-19 for over 80 films screened virtually.
Here is a listing of programs this year that are centered around the Japanese American experience:
Opening Night Film: Finding Her Beat. Live and online for Oregon audiences only. Opening Night Reception will feature Unit Souzou Taiko, musician Jason Okamoto and food! Free with a pass or Opening Night ticket!
Centerpiece Film: 80 Years Later Live and online.
No No Girl Live and online.
Wisdom Gone Wild Live and online.
Namba: A Japanese American’s Incarceration and Life of Resilience (Also screens with Honor Recognition and Respect) Online only.
Nikkei Generation: JA Voices Live and Online.
Short film: Inheritance (WE Generation shorts program) Live and Online.
Short film: Chijuyaa (Art is Our Story shorts program) Online only.
On Sunday, March 12, after the screening of No No Girl and Honor, Recognition and Respect, one of the flags from Judge Johnny Gogo’s flag signing project will be on-site and available for former incarcerees to sign.
DisOrient is the premiere Asian American independent film festival of Oregon, celebrating films with authentic Asian Pacific American voices, histories and stories. They highlight social justice themes that translate to universal human experiences. They promote representation, diversity and inclusion to broaden the narrative of who is American, and to strengthen and build community.