Throughout America, women organized tea parties for meetings and fundraisers to support the suffrage movement. The Woman’s Suffrage Party sold ceylon, young hyson, gunpowder, and oolong tea under their charitable brand “Equality Tea.” Yet the history of tea is steeped in inequality, driven by colonialism, war, and appropriation. In her short film, Equality Tea, Sunwoo brews tea while drawing parallels between the fraught histories of the tea trade and the suffrage movement.
Written, directed, animated, and narrated by Jaime Sunwoo. Original score by Matt Chilton, based on a 1895 suffragist anthem by Augusta Gray Gunn. Commissioned by Park Avenue Armory and The Laundromat Project for 100 Years | 100 Women.
A young woman reflects on how gentrification has changed her neighborhood and wiped out the people who have worked there and lived there for years.
A documentary film following a not so simple yet simple love story between a tomboy and a transvestite man in Myanmar.
Content Warning: Adult Content.
We cannot explain anxiety, but we can feel it. This film was created for the project ‘This is me eating ___’, by the NYC-based theater company Et Alia Theater, and proposes a dialogue about the relationship between ANXIETY and PANDEMIC.
Content Warning: Graphic Language.
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