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UNAFF - Making Noise in Silence

UNAFF Film Festival

The 14th UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) from October 21-30, 2011 Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Stanford University celebrates the power of documentary films dealing with human rights issues, the environment, racism, women’s issues, universal education, war, and peace. The theme for this year is EDUCATION IS A HUMAN RIGHT.

TICKET INFORMATION AT:  http://www.unaff.org/2011/tickets.html

FREE ADMISSION FOR:

ALL SCREENINGS AND PANELS FOR ALL STUDENTS
(take this great opportunity ONLY this year in the celebration of this year's theme EDUCATION IS A HUMAN RIGHT)
Opening Night Screenings, Friday, October 21 in Palo Alto
UNAFF & Kids Program in Palo Alto, Sunday, October 23
All UNAFF PANELS

Making Noise in Silence
(19 minutes) South Korea/USA

Director/Producer: Mina T. Son

Description:
Making Noise in Silence explores the richness and complexities of deaf culture from the perspective of two Korean high school students who attend the California School for the Deaf in Fremont. Born and raised in South Korea, Jeongin Mun and Min Wook Cho have strong ties to their Korean heritage and learned Korean as their first language. However, what separates Jeongin and Min Wook from most children of immigrant families is that they are also deaf. When their families moved to the United States, their deafness automatically put them into an entirely separate cultural group with its own language, customs, and history.

Biography:
Mina T. Son is an award-winning Korean American documentary filmmaker whose films have screened at several prestigious film festivals and museums including the National Gallery of Art, Margaret Mead, Mill Valley, and Cinequest. She is a two-time Student Academy Award Regional Finalist and her other awards include Best Short Documentary at the San Diego Asian Film Festival and a CINE Golden Eagle Award. A recent graduate of the MFA Documentary Program at Stanford University, Mina is a recipient of the 2010–11 College Art Association Professional-Development Fellowship in the Visual Arts.

Contact Information:
E-mail: sonminat@yahoo.com
Web site: vimeo.com/24757788

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 | 5:15 pm — 5:30 pm
Stanford Medical School, 291 Campus Dr. (Room Alway M114)

United Nations Assication Film Festival (UNAFF)
Center for East Asian Studies