The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) just launched our end of the year crowdfunding campaign as we head into our 35th year— Connecting Community One Story at a Time. Help us transform our diverse world with beautiful stories by donating $35 or more to CAAM now through December 31st. Visit our crowdfunding campaign at CAAMedia.org/OneStory or by clicking the donate button below to learn more about how your support will help us bring to light Asian American stories and experiences. Your donation to CAAM will ensure that we can continue to support storytellers around the world with the tools and resources to tell timely, relevant and compelling stories about the Asian American experience. In return, you’ll receive our thanks—and some amazing perks.
One of the most compelling stories we’ve helped bring to light is that of the extraordinary Masumoto family from California’s Central Valley. The Masumotos are celebrated food writers and 3rd/4th generation Japanese American family farmers that are known for their highly sought after organic heirloom peaches. In 2013, CAAM teamed up with our longtime filmmaker partners Jim Choi and Chihiro Wimbush to document a season on the farm. What emerged was a stunning story about farming, family and transitions. The documentary Changing Season: On the Masumoto Family Farm premiered this past March at CAAMFest 2015 to sold out audiences. This past summer, CAAM brought the film to the Fresno community at an unforgettable outdoor farm screening on the Masumoto Farm. It has also been screened at several film festivals from Toronto to Hawaii and received the Best Feature Documentary Award at the Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival 2015. Director Jim Choi received the Best Documentary Director Award at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2015.
Visit our YouTube page to learn why the Masumoto Family supports CAAM and to watch clips from the Changing Season trailer produced by Jim Choi.
Help us uncover more stories like the Masumotos by donating before December 31, 2015. With your gift we can continue to connect community one story at a time. If your company has an employee matching gift program, please increase the impact of your gift by requesting amatching gift. For more information, please contact Jennifer Chu, Membership Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 863-0814 extension 102.