Asia Unreeled - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Film: 'Unreeled' life stories
Silk Screen, an arts and cultural organization that has run the annual Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival for the past few years, will be presenting another film series this winter at the Winchester Thurston Academy in Shadyside.
"Asia Unreeled" starts this Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Academy's Hilda Willis Room with "The Spirit of Taiko," a documentary about the spread of Japanese Taiko drumming across America. Along with the film, there will be a performance by members of Pittsburgh Taiko.
Films continue at 2 p.m. Feb. 13 with "Up the Yangtze," about the disastrous problems created by China's massive Three Gorges Dam project. "
Smile Pinki," about a poor 5-year-old Indian girl born with a cleft palate and the Smile Train charity that has performed more than 3,000 free surgeries in India since 2004, will be shown Feb. 27.
The final film is March 6, "Silence Broken: Korean Comfort Women," about the women taken into slavery by Japanese trooops during World War II, and their demand for justice.
All screenings are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8; $5 for students and senior citizens, or $28 for the series (and $15 for students and senior citizens.)
— Michael Machosky