This groovy YAWN video somehow has 11.2K views and probably doesn’t need our journalistic help whatsoever, buuuuut it needs to be written about anyway. For starters, the video tells you to: “give into the trance,” to “not be afraid,” to, “focus on the experience,” and beyond it all, they somehow managed to get a Vimeo video number of 12345380. While I realize that’s not nearly as amazing as 123456789, it certainly does make you think it’s headed in that direction, doesn’t it? And this might be bullshit, or it might not be, but that in itself is a little bit like this video. It makes you think it’s going somewhere — with a fake infomercial — and then it kaleidoscopes into neon-outlined men floating in space. I feel like these guys know about some cosmic stuff, whether they’re making light of it or not. Sign me up.
Vee Hua 華婷婷
Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.
Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.
Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.View all articles
The 12th Annual Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2024 returns virtually and in-person, with an extended online streaming window from February 26 to March 3. Below are narrative, documentary, and experimental short film picks by AANH+PI...