Followed by selection for 2019 San Diego Asian Film Festival and 2020 Austin Asian American Film Festival, Taiwanese short film “Taiwanese CHA CHA CHA” is selected again by 2020 CAAMFest (formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival). The film with the post-screening Q&A will be available on CAAMFest On-Demand through October 14th-18th in the “GLOBAL SNAPSHOTS” program with other international short films. Viewers are able to purchase tickets to access the program, which will be streaming around the world. Welcome to watch the program and the Q&A participated by the director YuHui (Judie) Yang.
The storyline of “Taiwanese CHA CHA CHA” describes two young girls set out for a secret journey against their parents’ will in order to reconnect back with grandpa through Taiwanese. PeiPei, a 16-year-old high school student who lives under the pressure of the upcoming college entrance exam, plans to visit her grandpa who lives in the countryside, but she is worried about her poor Taiwanese that might cause barriers of communication with her grandpa. Xiaoqi, a talented student, tries hard to start her Taiwanese translating career no matter how other people make fun of her and doubt her choice. Their encounter encourages each other, turning the ridiculed and doubted journey into a meaningful and unexpected adventure. The director YuHui (Judie) Yang was graduated from San Francisco State University with a MFA degree in Cinema. Judie’s work focuses on the loss of culture and dialects, the intimate but struggling relationship within a family, and the craft of black comedy.
CAAMFest is presented by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the international audience for 40 years. Each year in May, CAAMFest presents over 100 works in San Francisco and Oakland, becoming the showcase for new Asian American and Asian film, food and music programs. This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, “CAAMFest Online: Heritage at Home” featured over 20 online film screenings from May 13rd to 22nd in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage month. The online film festival “CAAMFest FORWARD” featuring 50 films and 2 drive-in experiences will be held in October.
About Taiwanese CHA CHA CHA
Time: October 14th-18th, 2020
Tel: (213) 403-0168 #103