I sat down, with food in my lap, waiting to watch a movie. It sounds like a typical Friday night at home, but this time it was not. I was sitting down in a theatre of over 300 Filipinos speaking their native tongues. We were watching a film named Ulam: Main Dish. It’s directed by a Filipino-American director, and it’s about Filipino / Filipino-American food.
Right before the film began, I was caught in this realization: this is a film created by my people, for my people and about my people, and shared with an audience much larger than just us. This was the first time I had ever experienced a film of this nature. I could understand its stories and culture. The theatre went dark and before the film rolled, my eyes were already overflowed (洋溢)with pride.
I was watching this film at the Reel Asian Film Festival. At this year’s festival, I joined the Reel Asian team as their Social Media Assistant. This meant that during the festival I could actually get to speak to the filmmakers, actors, producers, etc. Particularly, I had the chance to speak to filmmakers about why a festival like this is important to them.
Through talking with them, I learned that there is something really unique about the Reel Asian Film Festival. It brings good Asian cinema a home in what is known as an incredibly diverse city, allowing these stories to be told to a diverse audience of diverse views.
For anyone looking to find themselves in a film, learn more about other cultures, and enjoy a good movie, I truly believe that Reel Asian is the place to be. As an annual event, it's so well planned and organized, and so much expectation is being built.
21．How did the author probably feel while watching the movie?
A．She found the faces in the film strange.
B．She realized making a film was really hard.
C．She became very proud of being an American.
D．She could relate to the cultural information of the movie.
22．What did the author’s position at the festival allow her to do?
A．Ask directors for a role. B．Sell her works to producers.
C．Communicate with those making films. D．Form a filming team of her own.
23．According to the author, what is a function of the festival mentioned?
A．Introducing Asian films to more people.
B．Introducing other cultures to Asian producers.
C．Helping Asian people know more about foreign movies.
D．Helping Asian restaurants develop new markets.