WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP is proud to be a new Spotlight Sponsor of the 15th San Diego Asian Film Festival from Thursday, November 6 through Saturday, November 15.

“AARP recognizes the impact that stories and storytellers have in our communities and support events like the San Diego Asian Film Festival that inform, inspire, and entertain moviegoers age 50+ and their families,” said Daphne Kwok, AARP Vice President of Multicultural Markets and Engagement, Asian American and Pacific Islander Audience. “As the film festival prepares to celebrate its 15th anniversary, we applaud Pacific Arts Movement on reaching such a significant milestone.”

 “We are delighted to partner for the first time with an organization like AARP that is committed to the Asian American community,” said Pacific Arts Movement Executive Director Lee Ann Kim. “Thanks to their generous support, we’ll keep growing San Diego’s largest showcase of Asian American and international cinema.”

 AARP is co-presenting three films at this year’s San Diego Asian Film Festival:

• MY LIFE IN CHINA (China & U.S., 2013, World Premiere on Nov 9, 12) directed by Kenneth Eng is a documentary about a man retracing his steps back to China after being disillusioned by the American Dream.

• THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS (Japan, 2013, West Coast premiere on Nov 8, 11) directed by Mami Sunada is a documentary following beloved animation director, Hayao Miyazaki as he completes his final Studio Ghibli film.

• BARBER’S TALES (MGA KUWENTONG BARBERO) (Philippines, 2013, West Coast premiere on Nov 8) is Jun Robles Lana’s second film in a trilogy about small town Philippines that started with BWAKAW (2012).

The San Diego Asian Film Festival, presented by the Pacific Arts Movement (Pac-Arts), will showcase 140 films from 21 countries during ten days and nine locations in San Diego.

For more information about how AARP helps Asian American & Pacific Islander families get more out of life, visit,

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