Does longing have a flavor? Can sorrow ever taste sweet? Far from a mere necessity, food forms a universal language with the power to unite communities, mend relationships, and express emotions when words fail. We promise, these culturally diverse and visually rich shorts will leave you satisfied.
Director: Renee Y. Liang | 3 mins | Canada
Every egg is born into the world carrying untold potential—each could hatch into something with a bright and promising future.
Director: Kayleb Lee | 11 mins | USA
For centuries, continuous wars and conflicts ravaged Southeast
Asia. Many lost their families, and those who survived lost their homes. This is the story of the children of that diaspora and what they had to build and rebuild.
Director: Maria Isabel Burnes | 15 mins | Panama
Discover the secret of how gastronomically delightful Chinese breakfast became a Panamanian tradition!
The Ice Cake Man
Director: Max Cho | 7 mins | USA
A man finds meaning in a childhood memory as he searches for the last words to say to his dying grandfather.
Director: Huanxi Li | 6 mins | USA
After raising her only child and sending her abroad for further education, a mother eats Spring Festival dinner alone for the first time. A coming of age story about the sacrifices of a mother.
Spam 3 Ways
Director: Christopher Kim | 5 mins | USA
Spam is the reason Christopher Hwisu Kim doesn’t completely hate himself. As a Korean American kid, he fought against his Koreanness in every way—but he could never abandon the food. Part cheeky recipe video, part personal essay, Spam 3 Ways is an exploration of the fraught relationship Asian Americans have with their Asianness.
Director: Robert Karimi | 8 mins | USA
Famed culinary icon Chef Stache interviews the legendary Iranian-Guatemalan cook, Mero Cocinero, who traces his love for a special Filipino dish by taking us back to the San Francisco of his teen years.
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