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It's All Relative

Short films and videos about families. Elizabeth Ito's Welcome to My Life (2004) is a clever animation in which a family of monsters tries mightily to blend into society. In Selling Louie's Village (Without Breaking the Yolk) (2004), Jason D. Mak profiles a tightly knit Chinese family that has persevered for generations in Eugene, Oregon, running a Chinese restaurant. Larilyn Sanchez and Riza Manalo's macabre Homebound (2003) is about a dead woman whose corpse was returned to her native Philippines loaded with consumer goods for her surviving family and friends. And Susan Chang's Broken Roots (2004) profiles a Canadian teenager wrestling with numerous emotional problems; blessed with caring adoptive parents, he travels to Seoul to meet his real family, with decidedly mixed results. Three more shorts complete the program, which runs 117 minutes.


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