Between Ring & Pendant

This stellar collection of Asian & Pacific Islander shorts take us on a journey across the Pacific Rim and back to the Bay Area with fearless tomboys, aspiring pop divas, and some deeply complicated familial bonds. Dreaming to become a fearless knight, Wang Li ventures in the Taiwanese woods with her fantastic friend. But today she has to put on an armor she doesn't want to wear in Knighthood. Born to Dance this Way introduces the world to the fierce, fabulous… and curvalicious backup dancing diva that is JOO SI! An adorably cute Butch conjures up a new sweetie from items representing the best moments of past relationships in Fiction of the Fix. The tension between brothers reaches a boiling point when siblings reunite to celebrate Christmas with their aging parents over Kimchi Fried Dumplings. Two Girls Against The Rain documents a captivatingly courageous lesbian couple in Cambodia who have known and loved each other since the Khmer Rouge. Two boys spend a life changing night exploring the streets of Hong Kong and one another in Between Ring & Pendant. A Vietnamese fable brought to life, Uncle and Son, shows how a young boy's naïveté threatens the precious bond that he and his uncle share.

— DESIREE BUFORD

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