What is Asia today, and how has it changed over time?

One Hundred Eggs a Minute screens again with the Happy Family Night Market event for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Join UnionDocs and Happy Family Night Market [ @happyfamilymkt ] on MAY 13 at 7:00PM for a super special evening of film, food, music, and conversation around the question WHAT IS ASIA? The word “Asia” was invented by ancient Greeks to distinguish the territories east of their empire. Its original intended meaning is a term of othering and otherness. 2500 years later, we still use the term “Asian,” to describe the inhabitants of this geographic region—in addition to people belonging to a global diaspora—who may or may not share ethnic, linguistic, or cultural heritage, and who perhaps don’t even self-identify as Asian. In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join us in exploring the diversity of the Asian diaspora. Featuring an 85-minute program of short films from Pakistani, Iranian, Lebanese, Filipino, and Taiwanese American artists whose works examine our relationships to place, the feeling of belonging (or not belonging), and the idea of home.

Featured Work:

100 EGGS A MINUTE by Anita Chang

ABSENT WOUND by Maryam Tafakory [ @maryamtafakory ]

BRIDGES BURNT by Zahra Mansoor Hussain


AGUA VIVA by Alexa Lim Haas [ @alexalimhaas ]

Hang back for a post-show discussion with @happyfamilymkt director Angeline Gragasin and UNDO’S Director of Special Projects Alison S M Kobayashi [ @asmkobayashi ], followed by a backyard afterparty with Nyonya snacks by Kopitiam, plus Vietnamese new wave, Turkish underground, Cambodian psych, & more from Happy Family Radio!

This program is made possible in part by the @nyscouncilonthearts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.