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AFP: Asian-American film fest goes beyond ethnic identity

By Indiewire | Indiewire March 18, 2008 at 6:51AM

Asian-American cinema is coming of age as a new generation of directors as well as established filmmakers agonize less over identity, and instead cross borders to explore more universal themes. These fluid frontiers and global dynamics are being showcased at San Francisco's 26th annual International Asian American Film Festival, the largest of its kind in North America, which opened Thursday. Emily Wilson reports.
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Asian-American cinema is coming of age as a new generation of directors as well as established filmmakers agonize less over identity, and instead cross borders to explore more universal themes. These fluid frontiers and global dynamics are being showcased at San Francisco's 26th annual International Asian American Film Festival, the largest of its kind in North America, which opened Thursday. Emily Wilson reports.