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Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival


Directed by Michael Faulkner

Documentary / Tuva, USA / Documentary / 86 mins / English, Tuvan with English subtitles / Color / Digital / Philadelphia Premiere


Asian Arts Initiative
November 17, 2017 6:15 pm


Shodekeh, a beatboxer and vocal percussionist from Baltimore, has spent his life mastering new sounds and fostering unlikely musical collaborations. After a chance meeting with traditional Tuvan throat singers Alash Ensemble, Shodekeh embarks on a journey to the Republic of Tuva as a guest musician chosen to participate in the International Xoomei (throat singing) festival.

A sensory experience of music and landscape, this film takes the viewer on a journey through the vastness of Central Asia and the sounds that emerge as musical cultures combine.

Preceded By

  1. One-Two-One-Seven

    Brett Kodama / Documentary / USA / Documentary / 14 mins
    This short documentary tells the story of a woman whose parents committed suicide in a Japanese American Concentration Camp.

    Precedes: Shu-De!

Dates & Times


Asian Arts Initiative
November 17, 2017 6:15 pm