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San Diego Asian Film Festival 2012

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  1. VIETTE-NAM: (H)annoyed No More, and the Sigh Gone

    Posted November 8th, 2012 by Dr. Craig D. Reid in Uncategorized

    Mye Hoang is baaaaack at the SDAFF, but this time it’s personal…no joking, it is. For many years, Hoang worked for the San Diego Asian Film Foundation applying her personal touch, knowledge and experience with Asian film to help what is today the Pacific Arts Movement’s flagship event, the San Diego Asian Film Festival, now […]


  2. FLYING SWORDS: OMG

    Posted November 7th, 2012 by Dr. Craig D. Reid in Uncategorized

    Last night was to me one of the biggest shocks of the festival…I was so blown away by this film that I couldn’t┬ábelieve my eyes. I’ve been covering film for over 20 years and like many film critics over the past couple of years, we’ve been bombarded with 3-D films. Many of these films have […]


  3. SUNDAY, BLOODY SUNDAAAAAY: PART 2 – HUMAN TRAFFICKING: The Invisible Jam

    Posted November 6th, 2012 by Dr. Craig D. Reid in Uncategorized

    Part 1 of this blog elucidated that documentaries and true stories bring us windows of someone else’s lives, where we can lay witness to the suffering and hardships of others. It’s key that when you watch films of this nature, open your eyes and close the egos, because it can be easy to put yourself […]


  4. YELLOW FEVER: Please Don’t Bug Me.

    Posted November 5th, 2012 by Dr. Craig D. Reid in Uncategorized

    Documentaries and true stories bring us windows of someone else’s lives, where we can lay witness to the suffering and hardships of others. We in essence became Sunday, armchair quarterbacks expounding upon our own intuitive (usually pseudo-intuitive) sense of how he or she should have handled their situation, often boasting with, “Now if that was […]


  5. SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING BUT ONLY AFTER TAIWAN’S PEACE

    Posted November 4th, 2012 by Dr. Craig D. Reid in Uncategorized

    Being a graduate student at Taiwan’s most prestigious university, National Taiwan University (aka Tai Da) back in 1979, there is no way that I could miss out on attending one of this year’s SDAFF new initiatives…partnering with the UCSD (University of California, San Diego) in bringing a special series of eight Taiwanese films to be […]


  6. OPENING NIGHT – TAKE 2 – FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH

    Posted November 3rd, 2012 by Dr. Craig D. Reid in Uncategorized

    I really don’t know where to start this blog, there is so much to say that on a personal level, “opening night” blew my mind. I mean, how many times do you get to meet a director who started a movie craze in the United States, watch the film that started the craze, then have […]