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Sami Chan

Sami Chan

Documentary Film and Video
B.A. Cultural Anthropology and Documentary, New York University

About

Sami is a filmmaker and artist from San Francisco, CA. She has worked as a director, cinematographer, editor, and youth educator. Coming from a background in visual anthropology, Sami’s films are interested in using visual language to explore narrative ambiguity and alternative modes of representation, while acknowledging the messy, contradictory, and often absurd nature of the world. 

Her films have screened throughout the US and abroad, including Ann Arbor Film Festival, Antimatter, ZINEBI International Film Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival and the De Young Museum. Sami received her B.A. in Anthropology and Documentary from New York University and her M.F.A. from Stanford's Documentary Film and Video program. 


Encounters in Lot C 

hd video

JUNE, 2016
VIDEO DURATION: 25:28 MIN.

Night falls in a parking lot and a filmmaker has a series of unusual encounters.


Last Days at Hacienda 

hd video

JUNE, 2015
VIDEO DURATION: 9:32 MIN.
At the Hacienda public housing complex in Richmond, CA, residents live in limbo as they await relocation.

In the Canyon

HD Video

Co-directed by Alexandra Swati Guild
MARCH, 2015
VIDEO DURATION: 7:01 MIN.

A solitary horse lives out her life in a remote canyon.


Twinterview 

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 2014
VIDEO DURATION: 5:01 MIN.

A playful conversation between twin brothers leads to musings on twin life, identity, artistic vision, and toy collecting. 

 

Events

June 11, 2016

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium
June 11, 2015

free and open to the public

Annenberg Auditorium
March 17, 2015

free and open to the public

Annenberg Auditorium
December 9, 2014

Free and open to the public.

Annenberg Auditorium