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Above the Sea
Directed by
Keola Racela

USA / 2013 / 16:23
Columbia University
World Premiere
In Mandarin with subtitles

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As of Sept. 29, tickets can no longer be shipped. S/H charges are no longer in effect. All online orders must now be picked up at WFF box Office at 13 Rock City Road in Woodstock. This includes tickets for shows in Rhinebeck, Rosendale and Saugerties.

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Keola Racela
A young woman is forced to take extraordinary risks to survive in the dangerous underworld of 1930s Shanghai when her life is threatened by a murderous policeman.
Keola Racela was born and raised in Hemet, CA, which is a receptacle for Los Angeles smog. He is named for a Hawaiian slack-key guitarist. He is not Hawaiian.
Cast/Featuring: Lu Zhang, Kunqi Cao, Meng Zhang, Patrick Baboulin
Producer(s): Lily Niu
Director(s): Keola Racela
Screenwriter(s): Keola Racela
Cinematographer(s): John Wakayama Carey
Editor(s): Keola Racela
Composer(s)/Music: Lauren Buchter
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