Asian American International Film Festival August 3rd - 13th, 2022

AAIFF44 Interactive Showcase

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Mystery Portal

Enter magical, hand-drawn worlds, cultural pockets of NYC and beyond, and jump back in time through non-traditional modes of storytelling. This mix of unique experiences includes (2) games (Paz It On!, Metamorphosis), (1) site-specific augmented reality experience on Doyers Street in NYC’s Chinatown, (1) short film that uses augmented reality technology to integrate animation (A New Normal), (1) interactive website (Little Pakistan - Future Histories), and (2) 360 video experiences (Haenyeo VR, A South Asian Story). Please join us on this journey as we visit the female divers of the Haenyeo community in the Korean province of Jeju; delve into WWI from the perspective of South Asian troops; and follow the journeys of Pakistani immigrant communities across America.

A New Normal, 2020

360 VR

Asavari Kumar

Haenyeo VR (360 VR), 2019

360 VR

Jaehee Cho

Empire Soldiers: A South Asian Story, 2020

360 VR

Paul Long

Little Pakistan - Future Histories, 2020

Interactive Website

Sana Akram

Paz It On!, 2020


Michelle Ma, Sebastian Baracaldo

Metamorphosis: Thyota's Journey, 2021


Joanna Shen

Doyers Street, 2021

AR Walking Tour

David Koh