10/1/2020 - AALDEF partners with Asian CineVision on 43rd Asian American International Film Festival

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The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund is proud to be a community partner of Asian CineVision’s Asian American International Film Festival once again. This year’s festival runs from October 1 to 11, 2020.

Due to the pandemic, all screenings will be viewed online in the comfort of your own home. Use AALDEF’s unique discount code AAIFF43_6X!bE to receive 20% off all festival screenings.

AALDEF is highlighting the following two films:

Donut King” by Alice Gu
Ted’s story is one of fate, love, survival, hard knocks, and redemption. It’s the rags-to-riches tale of a refugee escaping Cambodia, arriving in America in the ’70s, and building an unlikely multi-million dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut. The donut business was how he sponsored hundreds of visas for incoming refugees and helped them get on their feet. But, sometimes in life, the higher the climb, the greater the fall.

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Donut King premiered in SXSW 2020 and is Alice’s directorial debut.

94 min | Documentary | English, Chinese

Far East Deep South” by Larissa Lam
When Charles Chiu, a Chinese American man from California, travels to Mississippi to visit the grave of the father who abandoned him as a baby, he and his family stumble upon surprising truths that change their lives. Along the way, they meet a diverse group of locals and historians who shed light on the complex history of the first Chinese immigrants to arrive in the segregated South during the Chinese Exclusion era. Their emotional journey reveals just how deep their roots run in America.

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Far East Deep South won “Best Feature Film” at the Women’s Texas Film Festival 2020.

76 min | Documentary, Drama, Family, Mystery

English, Cantonese

*Please note that both films are geoblocked with a limited number of viewings to the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Purchase your tickets today!

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