The awards committee was led by professor and filmmaker Robert Clift University of Pittsburgh and well-known documentary filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda. More than ten years in the making, Sennan Asbestos Disaster follows a dwindling group of dying former asbestos workers as they seek justice and recognition from an indifferent Japanese government As Mr. Hara follows these plaintiffs through their successes and failures, his film also examines the power of the Japanese state and its continued responsibilities to its citizens. In praising the film for its profound effect, Mr. I was able to physically experience what it's like to fight against the Japanese government. The ceremony will be followed by a screening of the film at PM.
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Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival
The Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival was a 10 day film festival founded in by filmmaker and artist Harish Saluja and held every year during in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to show mostly recent films and music by artists with Asian ethnic origins, such as from Japan , China , Taiwan , India , Pakistan , Indonesia , Korea , Turkey , the Philippines , and The middle east. It also included films whose topical matter is about Asians or Asian Americans. Year-round programming included a Classic Asian Film Series. New programming included an interview series, " Behind the Silk Screen ", through which Silk Screen interviewed board members, artists, and community members about how they shape both Silk Screen and the culture around it.
The festival prides itself on being a joyful celebration of all that is great about Asian American film. The Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival is a day event that showcases films, music, and dance by brilliant artists who share Asian ethnic origins. Films with Asian or Asian American relevant matters are screened throughout the event.