Monday, May 20, 8:30 p.m. | One of the world’s youngest elite rock climbers, Ashima Shiraishi, spent her formative years breaking numerous age-based climbing milestones, coached by her father Poppo. This compelling documentary follows Ashima to South Africa as she tries, at age 13, to become the youngest person in the world to climb a V14 graded boulder. As she approaches her ascent, she and her father traverse the complexities of their relationship and her immigrant parents ideals of the American dream. 

Asian American Showcase: Presented as an annual collaboration with the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media and now celebrating its 27th year, the Asian American Showcase (AAS) provides a platform for new work by established and emerging Asian American filmmakers. View full program.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email