The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival opens tonight with Benson Lee’s Seoul Searching.
Organizers say the Festival is the largest on the East Coast with over 60 films being presented over the next ten days, reports Philly.com.
This is the eighth year of the Festival which will also feature appearances by actor Peter Shinkoda, from Netflix’s Daredevil, and spoken-word artist Michelle Meyers.
Asian Americans now make up seven percent of Philadelphia’s population, but PAAFF organizers say the AAPI community is still often overlooked in the city.
“It’s a way to connect beyond your smaller community to a larger Asian American diaspora,” said Andy Toy, a community worker. “It also allows the community to share stories with a broader audience, providing the understanding that most of the stories told are human stories that all people can relate to.”
You can find out more about this year’s festival in Philly.com.
For ticket information, go to the official PAAFF website.