This past weekend, my family and I were granted the opportunity to attend the Bravemaker Film Fest in Redwood City! There were many filmmakers there showcasing their short films about a story of someone being brave. Lots of the short films addressed social justice issues like racism, mental health, and even the abortion laws taking place in modern world today.
Our family friend, Don Chin, was an actor and producer in the short film Proud along with actress Jackie Dallas! XD It was so exciting to watch them act in a film that resonated with me as an Asian American. Proud described the discrimination Asian American children face growing up, and while I’ve never really faced discrimination growing up, I’ve begun to see more and more of how other people have preferred to view Asian Americans in the US.
This was just one of the four or five amazing short videos we’ve seen, and I highly encourage you to search up the Bravemaker short films 2019 and watch them for yourself. A warning: some films have a bit of violence.
This experience was very eye-opening to the issues surrounding our society, but it was also a great opportunity to see how the film industry operates and how the filmmakers decide to broadcast their opinions on the social justice issues through media. Hopefully, Wildfire’s Twin will become a movie that would be able to encourage children and empower them to make a difference in the world, even when they feel unqualified to do so. 🙂
We relaxed with a nice cup of tea from the nearby Boba Guys, to end the amazing afternoon. Here’s a fun pic… hehe 🙂