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APISA hosts mini film fest to mark Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and UCOP’s Asian Pacific Islander Staff Association (APISA) is hosting a film screening featuring three short films by up-and-coming Asian filmmakers to mark the occasion.

All UCOP staff are invited to attend the screening, which is 12 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, 1217 Kaiser (Download event to my calendar.)

Here’s a little more about the films:

Bibingka (, password coconut), explores Filipino recipes that tell stories of migration and cultural survival. Featuring voices from the Filipino diaspora and a kulintang soundtrack, the film awakens our senses and urges us to keep the legacy of our traditional foods alive. (10:22 minutes)

Hikayat Hang Kway Teow (Epic of Hang Kway Teow) is a satirical adaptation of the popular Malay legend, Hang Tuah, revolving around the life and times of five mythical warrior brothers and their relationship with the sultan during the Malacca Sultanate period. (19:20 minutes)

What Kind of Asian Are You? is the brief story of a young woman encountering a fellow jogger who is overly inquisitive and presumptuous about her Asian heritage. (2:19 minutes)

Light refreshments will be served.

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