Since 2005, the San Diego Asian Film Foundation has empowered local high school students to learn the art of documentary filmmaking through the Reel Voices Program. This intense, 12-week summer internship helps students become socially-conscious storytellers, learn Final Cut Pro editing, and experience all stages of production and post-production.
This year, Reel Voices presents the work of nine students whose works touch on issues ranging from cultural heritage, to work, to just having fun.
Free post-screening reception sponsored by Chipotle and Popeye’s.
Co-presented by: Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego (JAHSSD)
In This Program
AS ASIAN TEENS, WE HOLD A HERITAGE
Sunny Kim / USA / 2012 / Short / 5 minsA group of teenagers at a high school in San Diego show how it is their role to maintain the Asian heritage.
Kathleen Silverstein / USA / 2012 / Short / 6 minsThis highly personal film explores the filmmaker’s history as an adoptee, including a trip back to her orphanage in Suzhou China.
LIFE 100 POUNDS LIGHTER
Adrian Altez / USA / 2012 / Short / 5 minsLIFE 100 POUNDS LIGHTER highlights an amazing physical and emotional transformation.
LIFE UNDER THE HOOD
Joseph Wilson / USA / 2012 / Short / 7 minsUNDER THE HOOD provides an intimate look into the life of a foster kid learning the craft of automotive maintenance.
MY LIFE IN 5 MINUTES
Tram Ho / USA / 2012 / Short / 5 minsA Vietnamese teen reflects on her journey to the United States and the pursuit of the American dream.
Emily Johnson / USA / 2012 / Short / 6 minsThis film provides an insider's perspective of Naruwan Taiko, a Japanese drumming group from San Diego.
A NEW MARINE
Juan Gonzalez / USA / 2012 / Short / 7 minsThis film follows the last few days of a young Marine recruit before he leaves for boot camp.
Ashley Shin / USA / 2012 / Short / 7 minsHow exactly do teenagers spend their time? TEENAGE TIME takes a unique approach to answering this question.
Clementine Mukarukundo / USA / 2012 / Short / 5 minsUNFORGETTABLE NIGHT provides a detailed look at the lives of teen refugees after fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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