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Asian American International Film Festival Screening: Defender

Defender, 2016.

Part of the 40th Asian American International Film Festival
Presented by Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society.

Dir. by Jeff Adachi
2016. USA. 79 min. Color. English. New York Premiere.
Saturday, August 5, 2017, 12:00 pm

This deeply relevant documentary follows the work of San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who has been fighting for justice and equality ever since he learned of his family’s internment during World War II. Taking on everything from police brutality to Donald Trump’s executive orders, Adachi proves that while racism is well and alive in America, but that there will always be brave people dedicated to fighting it.

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The 40th Asian American International Film Festival runs from July 26 to August 5 with screenings at Asia Society and Cinema Village East.

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The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) premiered in the summer of 1978 in New York City answering a growing need for social understanding, cultural diversity in American life, and independent cinema. AAIFF is the first festival in the U.S. to showcase film and video work by artists of the Asian Diaspora. Forty years later, the AAIFF has grown to include films and video from more than 30 countries, a variety of topical panels and workshops, industry mixers, staged readings, exclusive interviews, receptions and more.

Presented with Asian CineVision, Cinema Village, and Flushing Town Hall.



Event Details

Sat 5 Aug 2017
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Asia Society
725 Park Ave
New York, NY 10021