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Professional Directions: A Conversation with Documentary Filmmaker – David Siev (BAD AXE)

Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Film Forum
430 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Professional Directions: A Conversation with Documentary Filmmaker – David Siev (BAD AXE)

March 16th, 4:30–5:30 p.m., Film Forum at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts (430 College Ave.)

A screening of BAD AXE, directed by David Siev, will happen on March 16th at 7:00 p.m., followed by a Q&A at Cornell Cinema. For more information, visit

This event is sponsored by the Department of Performing and Media Arts, Southeast Asia Program (SEAP), Asian American Studies Program (AASP), Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR), Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity, and the Cornell Cinema.

About David Siev
Midwest-born and raised, David is a first-generation Cambodian-Mexican-American filmmaker. Prior to directing his SXSW award-winning feature debut, BAD AXE, David attended the University of Michigan film school. He spent his early career embracing the versatility of guerrilla filmmaking, working on various projects under director Jeff Tremaine including BAD TRIP (Netflix), THE DIRT (Netflix). He first made waves in the Asian-American festival circuit with the debut of his award-winning short film based on his father's experience of surviving the "killing fields" titled YEAR ZERO. The film would go on to win Best Narrative Short awards from the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, Vancouver Asian Film Festival, Manhattan International Film Festival, and several others. David now lives in New York City and is focused on developing narrative and documentary projects.

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