Wed, Feb 28 | 6:00 PM | MultiCultural Center (MCC) Theater
Eric lives a rather normal life working as an animator in the Philippines. He has a nice but dirty apartment, a good paying job, and a guy he likes. One thing glaring about Eric though is he does not have a mouth, literally. One day, he receives a call from his mother Rosalinda, asking him to check up on his seemingly lost uncle. Only to find out that his uncle has been dead for days. Iti Mapukpukaw is Filipino-Ilocano rotoscope animated film that follows Eric’s life as it twists and turns after the arrival of the familiar alien, and the death of his uncle; both of which triggers Eric to remember his past and untangle his memories. This screening will be followed by a post-film discussion with the film’s creators.
CONTENT WARNINGS: Themes of childhood trauma, death, sexual assault, and child abuse.
Point of Pride
The Department of Asian American Studies at UCSB was the very first academic department dedicated to the study of Asian Americans at a major research university, and the first department in the United States to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian American Studies.