Angela Sun, Phil Yu and Sonia Narang will present their projects at a live screening at the AAJA national convention on August 12, sponsored by CAAM. Followed by feature-length documentary, Off the Menu: Asian America, directed by Grace Lee and co-produced by CAAM and KQED.
“‘Your Piece’ is inspired by Korean wrapping cloths, or bojagi, which women pieced together out of scraps of spare material, creating an heirloom full of beauty and utility from what would otherwise be waste.”
“Because of the organic, unscripted nature of home movies and their ability to capture everyday moments or important occasions in that Asian American family, the widespread distribution of these films allows these images and their personal stories to be normalized.”
Two documentaries CAAM co-presented on PBS’ POV series are nominated for News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
“I applied to the NEH program because I feel that Asian Americans are often overlooked in the American school system, largely perpetuated by the ‘model minority’ myth.”
“I am embarrassed that I have not taught Asian American film or literature in my classes before; I honestly didn’t know what was out there. The materials I’ve been exposed to in the seminar work on many levels.”
CAAM's unique projects include filmmaking workshops for Muslim American Youth and our Asian American home movies initiative.