The documentary MAP for Health: 25 Years of Asian Pride, directed, produced, and edited by Albert, will premiere at the Boston Asian American Film Festival on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at 12pm, at The Paramount Center. The film screens in the session Shorts: Out of Boston in the Bright Family Screening Room. Albert is scheduled to be in attendance, as well as director of photography Boguslaw Zdzieblo.
Immediately following the screening, Albert will moderate a talkback with MAP for Health founding members Quynh Dang and Jennifer Matias at a wine and cheese reception at MAP for Health (322 Tremont Street).
At the height of the AIDS epidemic, the rate of HIV infection among Asian-Pacific Islanders was the fastest growing among all ethnic groups, and yet there were no prevention and education programs targeting them in Massachusetts. MAP for Health: 25 Years of Asian Pride tells the inspirational story of a group of young Asian-Pacific Islanders who banded together in a grassroots effort to address a critical need in the Massachusetts Asian-Pacific Islander community during the AIDS crisis.
BAAFF empowers the Asian American community through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community. BAAFF’s film selections highlight both historic and contemporary stories in an effort to deepen understanding and appreciation of Asian American experiences. Hosted in Boston, Massachusetts, this festival attracts people from all over the country every year. In 2018, the Boston Asian American Film Festival celebrates 10 years of “Connecting through Film.”