8th ACT Human Rights Film Festival – Asian Presence 2023

Three Asian films will be screened at the ACT Human Rights Film Festival which will take place from March 29 until April 2, 2023 in Fort Collins, USA.

– Feature Films –

Hidden Letters by Violet Du Feng, Zhao Qing – Germany, USA, China, Norway | 2022 – 89 minutes

Hidden Letters tells the story of two Chinese women trying to balance their lives as independent women in modern China while confronting the traditional identity that defines but also oppresses them. Connected through their love for Nushu—a centuries-old secret text shared amongst women—each of them transforms through a pivotal period of their lives and takes a step closer to becoming the individuals they know they can be. (ACTFF2023)


– Short Films –

Dear Corky by Curtis Chin – USA | 2022 – 17 minutes

For over 50 years, New York native Corky Lee photographed his hometown’s Chinatown and Asian American communities around the country. With a strong sense of social justice, he captured activists, celebrities, and everyday heroes with equal passion, taking over 100,000 photos. Sadly, while documenting the latest rise of anti-Asian hate crimes, Corky fell to COVID. Through his own words and pictures, DEAR CORKY reveals the man behind the camera. (ACTFF2023)

Will you look at me by Shuli Huang – China | 2022 – 20 minutes

As a young Chinese filmmaker returns to his hometown in search for himself, a long due conversation with his mother dives the two of them into a quest for acceptance and love. (ACTFF2023)


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