“Centuries and Still” is a Staff Pick Premiere! Read more about it, including a
Q&A with director Sally Tran, here: vimeo.com/blog/post/centuries-and-still-by-sally-tran
“Centuries and Still” is a mixed media illustrated short film telling the history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S. The film seeks to unveil how history took part in the birth and perpetuation of today’s surge of anti-Asian discrimination and hate crimes. The search for justice goes back to the Gold Rush era fetishization of Asian women, to today’s hate crimes targeting Asian elders.
The film was inspired by Vietnamese director Sally Tran’s same-style film “60 Years and Still” which portrays the history of racism and police brutality against Black people in America over six decades.
Through this short film, Sally Tran hopes to continue “education in action” through a unique hybrid of documentary and miniatures.
Shot on multiple formats including 16mm and Super 8 film, VHS and digital format to match the era. The archival audio and voice overs anchor the audience in the reality of the past and the present.
Director Sally Tran
Producers: Phuong Vo
Producers: Ditte Ravnild
Cinematographer: Isabella Tan
Art Director: Thuy .T Nguyen
Kyung Eun You
Gaffer: Dada Shikako
1st AC: Tommy Chan
2nd AC: Bellyn Ooi
Production Assistant: Bach Dinh
Nhi Le Xuxu
‘Oriental’ Woman writer and Voice Joyce Keokham
‘People vs. Hall writer Cyrena Lee
‘People vs. Hall voice Giullian Yao Gioiello
Editor: Sally Tran
Co-Editor: Andrew Hallenberg
Colorist: Ayumi Ashley
Jr Colorist: Mark Senna
Color Producer: Will Mok
Sound Design & Mix: Calvin Pia
Nam Phuong Doan Public Relations
Web Designer: Mya Nguyen