Digital Release: Si

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"In Si, director Thomas Percy Kim captures something so incredibly difficult to express, with acute precision and beauty: the feeling of being an outsider. No heavy-handed politics in this film. Just a series of subtle, authentic moments in the life of Si, an Asian American high school kid in an all-White town. Kim is a masterful director, with a deep understanding of both the story and the language of cinema. I can’t recommend this short enough". — Kath T (Programmer)


Synopsis

After a baseball game, an Asian-American boy navigates microaggression with his friends through seemingly innocent jokes and games.

Director: Thomas Kim Producers: Ashley Chu, Thomas Kim, Will Noyce Writer: Thomas Kim Cinematographer: Will Noyce Production Designer: Burke Hutchinson Costume Designer: Christina Piccione Sound Designer: William Storkson Original Score: August Mesarchik Cast: Ki Hong Lee, Rollin Atkinson


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