A Maiden Not Made of Clay, by Shumile, Kohei Takeda
A Maiden Made Not of Clay (Japan 6:00)The setting of this story is early modern Ireland. Many battles broke out. The bard harper keeps playing the harp, recalling his memories. His mind is stuck in the past and can’t be happy until he notices the incredible truth.
Best Music Video Honorable Mention
Stand Up, by Daniel Osorio
“Stand Up!” (USA 4:00)In 1985, Juanita Meza Velasquez organized to paint a 16’ x 82’ Chicano mural on the wall of Payless ShoeSource at 2048 Story Rd, San José, CA 95122, near King and Story Roads. Juanita organized what muralist José Meza Velasquez would later title “Mural de La Raza” as a tool to end barrio warfare and empower graffiti artists and barrio youth. The “Mural de La Raza” depicted the history and culture of Precolumbian lore, the Mexican Revolution, the Chicano Movement, local figures, as well as the very youth who assisted in painting the mural.
Songs of Little Saigon by James Real and Sid De La Cruz
Songs Of Little Saigon (USA 1:36:04) Songs of Little Saigon is a documentary about Vietnamese Americans whose musical talent, hope, and resilience propelled the rebuilding of their lives in Southern California after fleeing war-torn Vietnam.