Skip to main content

[Mar 3 – Mar 13] NO MAN IS AN ISLAND North American Premiere at the 2022 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

March 3, 2022

We are thrilled to co-present the North American Premiere of No Man is an Island, a feature-length documentary film made by Taiwanese American filmmaker Jay Chern, at the 2022 Seattle Asian American Film Festival from March 3 to March 13, 2022! The online screening is accompanied by a Q&A with Director Jay Chern, moderated by Ellen Chang (UW-TSP Arts Director).

Get your NO MAN IS AN ISLAND ticket at

Find the full SAAFF program online at


When no one knew what a quarantine hotel was, a novice hotel staff takes on the challenge of becoming a quarantine hotel in March of 2020. Despite the fear and uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 global pandemic, a filmmaker documents and bears witness that “No one is and island” following the quarantine staffs’ journey during the pandemic along with an intimate look inside the quarantine rooms as those returning home face the 14-day quarantine for the first time.

Watch the trailer here