CAAMfest http://kalw.org en This year's CAAMFest highlights food and music as well as film http://kalw.org/post/years-caamfest-highlights-food-and-music-well-film <p></p><p class="p1">Tonight is opening night at <a href="http://caamfest.com/">CAAMFest</a>, the country's largest Asian American film festival. &nbsp;The 11 day event showcases local and international films focusing on Asian food, music, and people. Festival director Masashi Niewano spoke with KALW's Melanie Young about this year's festival highlights.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:50:00 +0000 Melanie Young 40921 at http://kalw.org This year's CAAMFest highlights food and music as well as film Film festival opens a window to Asian American family life http://kalw.org/post/film-festival-opens-window-asian-american-family-life <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What we learn from our families is often very private. It’s knowledge we keep inside of us – and that the world doesn’t always get a chance to see. Filmmaker Mark </span>Decena<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is hoping to open a window onto that kind of family life with his new film, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The War Inside</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, involving his own childhood home movies. The film is a project of the Center for Asian American Media, </span>CAAM<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which is hosting its </span>31st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual festival this year and launching a new national initiative to collect and preserve Asian American home movies.&nbsp; </span>KALW's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ben </span>Trefny<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke with </span>Decena<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about the value of finally bringing these national memories to light, and </span>Decena's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> personal contribution to the collection.</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 01:22:56 +0000 Ben Trefny 24593 at http://kalw.org Film festival opens a window to Asian American family life