Still from "Mele Murals."

Seattle Asian American Film Festival celebrates the spirit of resistance

The Seattle Asian American Film Festival returns this week with a slate of films that defy stereotypes of a "model minority."
Feb 20, 2017
In the documentary short “A Year Without My Parents,” screening at Children’s Film Festival Seattle, 11-year-old Tareq tries to adjust to life as a Syrian migrant in Holland. (Children’s Film Festival Seattle)

Children’s Film Festival opens young minds to the world

“Children are humans, and so they understand the world through story just like we do,” says the director of the Children’s Film Festival Seattle, which starts Jan. 26.
Dec 30, 2016
The 11th annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival starts October 14 2016.

Tasveer 2016: Seattle’s South Asian Film Festival is October 14-23

Offbeat films, filmmaker panels, South Asian Cuisine and more!
Sep 22, 2016
Burmese film star turned political activist Kyaw Thu, who is in Seattle this month promoting a film about his life. (Courtesy photo by Myint Myint Khin Pe)

‘Burma’s Brad Pitt’ walks a fine line for political reform

Kyaw Thu, leading man of Burmese film, endured decades of blacklisting and imprisonment in one of the world’s toughest military regimes. He's in Seattle this month to share his story.
Sep 2, 2016

Streaming down to Rio: Eight great Brazilian films to watch tonight

Practice your Portuguese and get a taste of the country that's hosting this summer's Olympics with these eight fantastic Brazilian films.
Jul 19, 2016

Film “The Song Collector” shows a lost Buddhist culture’s revival in India

How does Ladakhi culture, dying Buddhist tradition in Northern India revive itself? The story lies in legendary preservation activist Morup Namgyal.
Jun 4, 2016

The top 10 SIFF movies I’m dying to see

These ten recommendations for the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival span the globe.
May 23, 2016

Thai film “Cemetery of Splendor” blends surrealism and fear

Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul will not show his film "Cemetery Of Splendor" in Thailand because of heightened censorship after a 2014 coup.
Mar 9, 2016
Still from "For Here or To Go?"

Tech visa film vents frustrations of high-skilled immigrants

Can a movie change a law? "For Here or To Go?" takes a humorous look at flaws in the high skilled immigration system.
Feb 18, 2016

Your #OscarSoWhite relief: Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2016

It's still #OscarSoWhite, with Hollywood changing at a glacial pace, but at the Northwest Film Forum next weekend, the future is already here.
Feb 12, 2016

Turkish Film Festival offers immersion into a country in turmoil

Seattle Turkish Film Festival, now in its third year, runs through the weekend at Pacific Place in Seattle.
Nov 6, 2015

Food: A matter of Justice

Food justice in Focus at the Seattle Social justice film festival October 16-17.
Sep 30, 2015
Artist Keith Salmon hikes in the Scottish countryside, a key part of his process for creating impressionistic landscape paintings. The painter is profiled in the upcoming film Glen Rosa, by Seattle filmmaker Dan Thornton. (Courtesy photo)

Local doc “Glen Rosa” showcases Scottish artist’s creative vision

Seattle filmmaker Dan Thornton illuminates a visually impaired landscape painter's process in the new film Glen Rosa.
Aug 24, 2015
Members of N.W.A. as depicted in the new film 'Straight Outta Compton,' which opened to big audiences and beefed up security at movie theaters last weekend.

Straight outta patience with white fear

Movie theaters beefed up security for 'Straight Outta Compton,' a reminder that not much has changed since N.W.A.'s heyday. Black lives still matter less than white fear.
Aug 18, 2015
Seattle South Asian Film Festival founder Rita Meher. (Photo by Shikha Jain)

Congratulations to Rita Meher, Globalist of the Year!

Tasveer's Rita Meher has touched countless lives and made the Northwest a global center for South Asian feminism.
Jul 8, 2015

Documentary on A Better L.A. shows potential for A Better Seattle

Former gang members are helping with peacekeeping through a Los Angeles organization. A Better Seattle brings similar concepts here.
Jun 16, 2015

Culinary Cinema: SIFF 2015 offers films for food lovers

This year, SIFF is a place where the food-obsessed can really let loose. With its Culinary Cinema program, SIFF rolled out 11 films for foodies, including seven international films.
May 25, 2015
Natnael Moges and Eyobe Alemu play two boys living in the Yesler Terrace housing project in the 1990's in the short film "Hagereseb."

What Seattle is losing in Yesler Terrace redevelopment

Two short films playing at SIFF this weekend present the changing face of the Yesler Terrace housing project.
May 21, 2015

Foreign horror selections at SIFF prove fear is universal

Tired of Hollywood abusing your favorite genre? Here are five foreign horror film picks playing at SIFF that do it justice.
May 18, 2015

Highlighting Artivism: “Romeo is Bleeding” and “Frame by Frame” at SIFF

“Romeo is Bleeding” and “Frame by Frame” tell parallel stories of fire, violence, bearing witness, and the power of art as activism.
May 16, 2015