Director: Hui Tong, Kelly Ng
United States
69 minutes
All Ages

Representation matters

Manhattan may be synonymous with Broadway, but for the kids at Chinatown’s Yung Wing Elementary School, the so-called ‘Great White Way’ is exactly that: white. In the US, the Asian American community has historically been underrepresented on stage and screen, and this curious, irreverent documentary explores the repercussions, as felt by a group of second-generation immigrant kids rehearsing Disney’s Frozen for their theatre club. While the Scandinavian fairytale may, at first, seem worlds away from the lived experience of downtown diaspora children, its themes of family, duty and responsibility crack open timely talking points on internalised racism, cultural imperialism, and the lifelong importance of creativity and self-expression.

Tue 27 Jul 12.15pm – 1.41pm | Session includes short Snowy
Fri 30 Jul 10.45am – 12.06pm | Sessions includes short Pop N Possum

Update: 21/07

In light of the COVID-19 lockdown beginning on July 21st, the Adelaide Film Festival Youth is disappointed to announce that the inaugural edition of the festival, due to begin on July 25th, will not proceed as planned. 
Safety is our primary concern.
We are consulting with SA Health and Department for Education to explore potential alternative presentation dates and modes, and encourage audiences to hold onto their tickets until contacted by our Box Office team.
Enquiries can be directed to [email protected]

Program Strand Feature Documentary
Premiere Australian
Age Recommendation 10+, 12+, 13+, 15+
Language English, Mandarin Chinese
Subtitles English, Mandarin Chinese
Director Hui Tong, Kelly Ng
Producer Kelly Ng, Hui Tong
Music Wu Jin
Cast William Cui, Charlotte Wang, Alvin Wu, Jack Lau

Screens with: Snowy

Director: Kaitlyn Schwalje, Alex Wolf Lewis
United States
12 minutes
All Ages

Snowy, a four-inch-long pet turtle, has lived an isolated life in the family basement. With help from a team of experts and his caretaker, Uncle Larry, we ask: Can Snowy be happy, and what would it take?

Film Type Short
Program Strand Shorts Before Features
Premiere South Australian
Age Recommendation 10+
Language English
Director Kaitlyn Schwalje, Alex Wolf Lewis
Producer Rebecca Stern, Justin Levy
Screenwriters Kaitlyn Schwalje
Cinematographer Alex Wolf Lewis
Editor Katharina Stroh, Alexander Heringer