August 14 – Asian American International Film Festival: Resident Aliens Premiere

Join the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) onSunday, August 14th at the 34th Asian American International Film Festival for the East Coast Premiere of:

RESIDENT ALIENS Directed by: Ross Tuttle

Sunday, August 14th at 2PM Clearview Chelsea Cinema 260 W. 23rd Street @ 8th Avenue

Discounted tickets for AALDEF members are $9. Please also consider a $5 donation (or more!) to help support AALDEF’s legal and educational programs.

RSVP by Wednesday, August 10th. For information or to purchase tickets, contact Jennifer Weng at 212 966-5932 ext 212 or

The Film Festival runs from August 10 to August 20. Check out the entire schedule at

Resident Aliens: In 2002, the U.S. began deporting former Cambodian refugees with criminal offenses, even those who had arrived as children after the Cambodian genocide. RESIDENT ALIEN follows three “returnees”–KK, China and Looney–as they adapt to an unfamiliar homeland after a lifetime spent in this country. Largely shunned by Cambodian society, with few skills and little money, they must find a way to survive or end up on the streets. KK, a B-boy from Long Beach, becomes a teacher and surrogate father of a street dance troupe of poor children in Cambodia, while Looney and China struggle with their relationship.

View the trailer

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), founded in 1974, is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.