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1-Night Advance-Festival Event

Thursday, April 10 at 7PM

The Academy Award Nominated Documentary

The Act of Killing - Social Justice Special Event
Director: Joshua Oppenheimer
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Indonesian with English Subtitles

Discussion: 9:15 PM - 9:45 PM

Ronault LS Catalani (Polo)
Catalani father

Polo is the second of his Manado mother and Catalan father’s four sons. Their family was expelled from Indonesia and resettled in Salem. He is a 1983 Howard University, RHSmith Community Law Fellow and a 1984 Fellow of the International Court of Justice. His undergrad and graduate work was in human migrations in the Netherlands, Egypt, Sudan, Kenya, and Thailand.

Polo is an activist lawyer on the West Coast and Southeast Asia. Some of this work has been featured on PBS Imaging America; WNET New York's Religion & Ethics; Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Oregon Public Radio. His articles have appeared in New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Wisconsin Journal, and of course The Oregonian. Polo is senior contributing editor for The Asian Reporter and author of Counter Culture, Immigrant Stories from Portland Café Counters.

Polo's daughter Caricia is a public health doctor, teaching at UC Berkeley and researching in Indonesia and India. Son Aden is an artist and graphic designer. He has exhibited in Amsterdam, New York, and San Francisco.

Polo and artist wife Nim are new grandparents.

He is the Coordinator for the New Portlanders Program, Office of Equity and Human Rights, City of Portland.


Tickets: Tickets are $8
(tickets are separate from the "All Access Pass")


Friday, April 11th

Welcome: 6:50 PM - Dr. Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh will welcome all guests at the Bijou Art Cinemas at 6:50 pm for our Opening Night Film, “A Leading Man.” The Opening Night Reception will take place at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art from 9:30 pm-11:30 pm with live performances by the Chinese American Benevolent Association Lion Dance Troupe, the Eugene Youth Ballet with Artistic Director Sara Lombardi, and J Reyn, Seattle hip hop artist, Spoken Word.

Dr. Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh
Vice President for Equity and Inclusion

In August of 2012, Dr. Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh joined the University of Oregon as Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, with the responsibility for collaboratively leading the University of Oregon’s efforts to embed inclusion, equity and diversity in its institutional practices, policies, and norms. Her portfolio reaches broadly across many aspects of campus life, supporting the academic mission of the institution to ensure that students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds have an equal opportunity to access, as well as to thrive and, ultimately, to succeed at the University.

The Vice-President’s responsibility also includes engaging with a wide variety of communities external to the university, facilitating partnerships with the office toward those ends. As part of her portfolio, Yvette leads the university’s strategic diversity planning efforts, development of institutional policies, coordination of research and evaluation infrastructure for diversity work, coordination of pipeline programs and providing organizational leadership for the following campus entities: the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI), the Center on Diversity and Community (CoDaC), Center on Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE), and the Many Nations Longhouse.

Prior to joining the University of Oregon in her current position, Yvette served as a tenured Professor of Political Science and a Dean at Indiana University in Bloomington. While there, she won outstanding research awards, secured national funding for her research projects, served as a Fulbright Scholar at University of Zagreb in Croatia and also led national committees focusing on issues of equity, diversity, teaching excellence and ethics. She is the author/co-author of five books, dozens of scholarly essays and numerous journalistic/trade essays. She is a consultant on diversity/gender issues. Yvette, who is a trained lawyer and registered mediator, is a member of the Indiana State Bar.

Yvette and her husband (Indiana University History Professor Emeritus A.B. Assensoh) are parents of two teen-age sons


A Leading Man - Opening Night Feature Film
Director: Steven J. Kung
Time: 7:15 PM - 8:51 PM
Q&A with Director Steven J. Kung: 8:51 PM - 9:15 PM


Opening Night Reception: 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Admission to the Opening Night Reception is with your ticket stub or VIP Pass
Opening Night Reception will include the following entertainment:

* CABA Lion Dancers
* The Eugene Youth Ballet: Visit Website
* J Reyn singer and spoken word artist


Saturday, April 12th

Alberta Legacy 2 - FREE
Director: Hossein Shamaghdari
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Farsi with English Subtitles

Shorts - Life's Turns
Time: 12:40 PM - 2:44 PM

BUY ShortS "Life's Turn" Program TICKETS

- Director: Hannah Watanabe Rocco *World Premiere*
- Director: Sarah Tadayon
The Ballet Dancer
- Director: Scott Eriksson *World Premiere*
To Manong Carlos
- Director: Adrian Ellis Alarilla
- Director: Griffin Hammond
Q&A with Hannah Watanabe-Rocco, Scott Eriksson, Adrian Ellis Alarilla, and Griffin Hammond

Tongues of Heaven
Director: Anita Chang
Time: 3:04 PM - 4:19 PM
Q&A with Director Anita Chang: 4:19 PM - 4:39 PM


Shorts - The Other Side
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:12 PM

BUY ShortS "The Other Side" Program TICKETS

- Director: Marvin Choi *World Premiere*
- Director: Masami Kawai
- Written & Directed by James Huang *World Premiere*
My Brother
- Director Vu Pham, Co-Director Joe Jiang
- Directors: Steve Nguyen & Choz Belen
Q&A with Masami Kawai, James Huang, Elizabeth Sandy, Vu Pham, Joe Jiang, Rick Cullis, Steve Nguyen, and Choz Belen

A Picture of You
Director: J.P. Chan
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Q&A with Writer and Director J.P. Chan: 9:00 PM - 9:20 PM


Wild Wild West, Music Video by Slanty Eyed Mama
Director: Todd Seligman
Time: 9:40 PM - 9:45 PM
Q&A with Kate Rigg of Slanty Eyed Mama


Talk on Race Matters with Kate Rigg
****Co-Sponsored by ***
Time: 9:45 - 10:40 PM
The University of Oregon Multicultural Center

Sunday, April 13th

Jeepney - FREE
Director: Esy Casey
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Shorts - My Take
Time: 1:20 PM - 2:59 PM


Breaking the Rules - Director: Kathy Leung *US Premiere*
Cantonese Style!
- Director: Bea Soong *World Premiere*
- Director: Henry Ian Cusick
The Last Piece
- Director: Rosalyn Coleman *World Premiere*
The Happiest Person In America - Director: Sara Israel
Yellow Sticky Notes: Canadian Anijam - Director: Jeff Chiba Stearns
Q&A with Kathy Leung, Terry Wong, Bea Soong, Mrinalini Kamath

Tiger Mask
Director: Ken Ochiai
Time: 3:20 PM - 4:51 PM
Japanese with English Subtitles


Daylight Savings
Director: Dave Boyle
Time: 5:35 PM - 6:48 PM


The Haumāna - Closing Night Film
Director: Keo Woolford
Time: 7:20 PM - 8:55 PM
Q&A with Director Keo Woolford: 8:55 PM - 9:15 PM



Closing Night Awards Gala at the Vets Club: 9:45 PM - 11:30 PM
Admission with VIP Pass or ticket stub from the Closing Night Film, “The Haumāna”

Movie Rating

Any movie with the symbol means it is family friendly with youth ages 14+. Meant for mature audiences due to subject matter, language, or visual images. This rating will indicate that programming may be appropriate for a viewing audience of high school and older, subject to parental discretion. Please review film descriptions
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