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by Carolyn Wong
Canada / 18:53 / 2012
sound / colour & b/w / English

Howard is a documentary about the filmmaker’s estranged Uncle Howard who was murdered in Yonkers in 1995. The film uncovers his complex and conflicted life as a gay man troubled with piety and self worth, which drove him to success, yet, ultimately led to self-destructive behaviour and death. The story is intertwined with the filmmaker’s musings about the life/death of the Uncle she did not know in an attempt to comprehend what it means to have an estranged relative murdered. 

Best Canadian Short Award Winner, Vancouver Asian Film Festival (2013)

Best LGBT Short Film, Honourable Mention, Cleveland International Film Festival (2013)

Nomination for Excellence in Documentary Short Filmmaking, Asian American International Film Festival (NYC, 2013)


  • biography
  • family
  • found footage
  • multicultural
  • Queer/Bi/Trans
  • sexuality
  • work by/about women

Exhibition Formats

  • Other


  • documentary
  • queer
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