Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hi everyone, this is Taylor Chan and Mike Bow and they created the short film "In Between". Hope you enjoy! Ah, high school... a time of change, a time of firsts. It's when I first discovered my interests, when I first developed a sense of humor And when I first found my close group of friends. Okay "Yo mama's so ugly, that when she was born her parents named her shit happened." "All right how do Chinese parents name their kids? They throw a pan down the stairs." ... And that's the first time I felt Asian. I mean, I knew I was Asian, but it's weird realizing, I was seen as Asian, which confused me because I always felt like I was the same as them. They were born here, I was born here, Even my parents were born here, but Being the only Asian in school brought along special treatment So how much do we owe? Leo's got this Here you go. (Not all Asians are good at math) uhh Falco? No...Samus? Wait. What the f*ck is this? Oh lucario. Who? He's a Pokemon. Oh you would watch anime I'm Samus. I tried. Yeah, we really were not prepared. Yeah. I think I could have read that PowerPoint a little more. Hey, you're supposed to be the one that's good at these things. Hey, uhhh Listen, do you have a... Date to the homecoming dance? Ughh no Wait why? (GO FOR IT) Oh! Leo, really? Come on! We wouldn't be a good match *REJECTED* for the dance, right? Wait... Why? You know... We're just different *horn honks* Um see you later... See ya So did you hear? Apparently Asian means different. I was different Until now! I was off to college and not just any ordinary college. A college in Southern California! Do you know what that means? Let me break it down for you. UC San Gabriel 57.9% Asian! Let's just say 60... 60% Asian. That's more than half the school of people like me! I was always "too" Asian back home because I was the only one not here! We all Asian, baby! College. This is where I discover where I fit in. This is where I discover where I belong Hey you Yeah, we're having a rush party tonight at Alpha Zeta Nu It's the Asian fraternity. I'll be there 신발! (shoes!) Yeah? Shoes *Come on now. How do you not know that?!?* Hey You look really familiar Do I? yeah Hey, Julie, doesn't this guy look like Jeff Chang? I think you mean Jeff Cheung Or is it Ching? Ching? Sounds almost like a pan getting thrown down the stairs WOw... *offended* Oh my god... Woah... Is this anime? Yeah, Tokyo Ghoul Never heard of it Strange. Quite the anime expert back home. Oh, yeah? What'd you watch? Dragon Ball. Pokémon. Ha! Did you watch subbed or dubbed? What's subbed? What's subbed? Man get out of here, Goku. Get out of here! Let's go What the fuck is going on? Subtitles Sorry? Subtitles - those words at the lower third of the screen that give context to the scene. you know, something you desperately needed tonight whitey Whitey. I am NOT white trust me... It's not second nature for you to take your shoes off indoors You use that played out and frankly offensive pan joke And the only anime you watch are Dragon Ball and Pokémon Dubbed Sounds pretty white to me Pillsbury No you just don't understand Oh really? May I? And I was different back home because I was too Asian But those things that made me Asian back home are supposed to make me fit in here You're kind of doing what your white friends did to you What are you talking about? Well, your white friends pushed you away on the basis that you're Asian But you're trying to connect with these people on the basis that they're Asian You're just reducing people to their race It's no different from your friends back home No no no no I... Wait right here Check it! I just got that girl's number over there. We connected. I didn't bring up race We'll see Gotta go. Later, Charmin (the toilet paper brand)! So what do you think Huh? oh! These are amazing The photography department's lucky to have you oh No, not a photography major. My passion's photography, but I'm actually a bio major oh Well if it's your passion maybe you should switch majors No my parents would never let me do that why not? It's your dream, right? You should be honest with your parents. Are you kidding me? They would never support me in that kind of field huh, they're your parents. I'm sure they'll understand. No they won't why wouldn't they? Why won't you? Maybe we're just different You were right. What do I do? Listen... Maybe you just have to learn to accept that you're different from everyone You feel like you don't belong here or there You just fall somewhere in between It's not necessarily a bad thing Not a bad thing? I have no one Wait where are you going? Back to at least some familiarity Rush party tonight check it out. Yeah heard Karen's coming I'll sign up First frat Nah... I actually checked out Alpha Zeta Nu last night ah Should have known God, there are too many Asian kids at this school Too many. Why don't they just go back home already That's fucked up What'd you say bro? I said that's fucked up! You guys, you guys don't get it, do you? this is as much as their home as it is yours And you know it's statements like these that make it hard for people like me to find a home in the first place so if you don't get that, then maybe you, you should go back home to... to Norway or Slovakia Or wherever the hell you come from you ignoramus *sighs* Whoa, Hey man, you okay? Yeah, I'm fine Yeah, that really sucks with those guys said to you back there, But it takes a lot of balls to respond the way you did Props, man Thanks Yeah, so what are you? Chinese No no, I mean, are you a freshman, sophomore...? Oh! Freshman Ah. Not the best first impression of us here at UCSG. Just don't hold it against us Kyle! Hey man, what's up?