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Augmented Adolescence

Free Shorts / Canada, Hong Kong, USA / Shorts / 62 mins / Chinese, English with English subtitles / Color / Digital / East Coast Premiere

Augmented Adolescence

Asian Arts Initiative
November 16, 2018 4:30 pm

Description

In today’s society, technology increasingly impacts how we live our lives from simple things like ordering food and taxis to finding our dating partners. Perhaps those most impacted by the omnipresence of digital technology are the post-millennial youth. This block of four narrative and one doc short explore a variety of coming-of-age situations impacted by technology.

Filmmakers expected in attendance for post-film Q&A.

SHARE
Director: Barna Szász, Ellie Wen | 13 mins | USA
An 18-year-old Instagram influencer attempts to reconcile his identity online with his identity in real life.

SOAP & SHADOWS
Director: Donna Mae Foronda | 8 mins | USA
It’s early in San Francisco when Bethany and Craig wake up from a strange sound, but instead of getting annoyed, they imagine playful scenes using the sound. Bethany is enamored by the moment, thinking Craig may be “the one.”

CLIQUE BAIT
Director: Anna Mikami | 15 mins | Hong Kong
Set in the international school community of Hong Kong, a high school girl spreads a video sexualizing her childhood friend and classmate.

HALO-HALO
Director: Bernard Badion | 9 mins | USA
A food video blogger has trouble meeting his deadline, pining for the person he saw on the subway that morning. Can a missed connection post solve his problem?

LIONS IN WAITING
Director: Jason Karman | 17 mins | Canada
The newest member of a minor league hockey team experiences hazing by his new teammates as he struggles to fit in both on and off the ice.

Dates & Times

Augmented Adolescence

Asian Arts Initiative
November 16, 2018 4:30 pm