Awards & Press

TURBANS

 PRESS QUOTES

“Especially notable … adroit [and] lyrical…”

Los Angeles Times

Turbans is a powerful and compelling film … [that] delivers a
moving, complex examination about the tough choices mae
for the sake of cultural and religious assimilation.”

  — The Independent

“Andersen does not flirt with the significant issues of tradition, culture and identity.
She cuts deep into our own psyche … and makes her vibrant memoir
disturb and illuminate pertinent issues of our time.”

     — India Post

“An important and intimate jewel of a film …
a must-see for our immigrant families.”

Pacific Northwest Quarterly

“Poignant, heart-breaking … an adroit juxtaposition
of the breathtaking verdant beauty of the setting with the harsh realities of racial intolerance…”

India West

AWARDS | FESTIVALS | SCREENINGS

  • Winner, Golden Reel Award, top juried prize, Los Angeles International Asian Pacific Film & Video Festival, 2000
  • Winner, Silver Award, Worldfest – Houston International Film Festival
  • Placed in top ten for Oscar consideration,  Short film – Live action category, 2001
  • Chosen Asian Heritage Film of the Year, by Mosaic, KQED TV (PBS). Turbans distributed to schools in 7 Bay Area counties.
  • Winner Silver Medal, Short Subject, Philadelphia International Film Festival
  • Finalist, National Short Film and Video Competition, USA Film Festival
  • Winner, Family Award, USA Film Festival, Dallas
  • Telluride Indiefest
  • BBC Short Film Festival, London
  • Hawaii International Film Festival, Honolulu
  • Desh-Pardesh Festival of South Asian Art & Culture, Toronto
  • Mill Valley Film Festival
  • Invited film, San Francisco International Asian & Asian American Film Festival
  • The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (Sneak Preview)
  • New York Asian American Int’l Film Festival
  • Fukuoka Int’l Asian Film Festival, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Los Angeles Art Wallah Festival of South Asian Art
  • Frankfurt Int’l Film Festival, 2002
  • Shorts at Moonlight, Short Film Festival, Frankfurt

BROADCASTS

  • Turbans was broadcast on the national Public Broadcasting System, PBS, in close to 200 cities across the United States from 2001-2002

DISTRIBUTION

  • Turbans is distributed by the Center for Asian American Media, San Francisco and the Filmakers Library, New York.  For more information click here.

NONE OF THE ABOVE: PEOPLE OF MULTIRACIAL HERITAGE

PRESS QUOTES

“An unusually charming, winsome examination of the lives of
people of mixed heritage, whose tales are told with gentle humor and clever insight.”

— Los Angeles Reader

“A touching and illuminating documentary,
offering valuable insights into a sensitive and important subject matter.”

— Garrison Botts, WNET TV

“Funny, revealing and deeply moving …”

— Asian CineVision

 “Thought-provoking … includes revealing interviews
with people of mixed race, including herself.”

— Oakland Tribune

“This timely video will sensitize families and communities
to a distinctive aspect of cultural diversity.”

— Booklist

AWARDS | FESTIVALS | SCREENINGS

  • Winner, David L. Wolper Student Documentary Achievement Award, International Documentary Association, 1993
  • Winner, Silver Apple Award, Nat’l Educational Film and VideoFestival, 1994
  • Winner, CINE Eagle Award -Council on International Nontheatrical Events, 1993
  • Honorable Mention, American Int’l Film & Video Festival, 1993
  • Invited guest, Fukuoka Asian Film Festival, Fukuoka, Japan, 1994
  • Invited film, National Film Tour, Asian Cinevision, New York, 2002-03
  • Whitney Museum of Art, “From India to America: New Directions in Indian-American Film & Video”, 1994
  • Asia Art Museum, New York, “Asian Encounters”, 1994
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1994
  • Hawaii Int’l Film Festival, Honolulu, 1993
  • Black Int’l Film Festival, Chicago, New York and Berlin, 1994
  • Ethnographic Film Festival, Paris, 1994
  • Malaysia Int’l Asian Film Fest, Kuala Lumpur, 1994
  • Int’l Festival of New Latin American Cinema, Havana, Cuba, 1994
  • Int’l Asian Pacific Film Fest, Los Angeles, 1993
  • Cinevision Asian American Int’l Festival, New York, 1993
  • Mill Valley Film Festival, 1994
  • Seattle Asian American Film Festival 1994
  • Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, California, 1994

BROADCASTS

  • New York (WNET – PBS)
  • San Francisco (KQED – PBS)
  • Fairfax, Virginia (WNVT – PBS)

DISTRIBUTION

  • None of the Above is distributed by Filmakers Library, New York.  For more information click here.