Support Storytellers like Adele Free Pham

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 CAAMFest was my first film festival and it changed the course of my career. Being recognized and appreciated by the festival proved to me that I had the skills to succeed at this professionally.” – Adele Free Pham, Director of Nailed It

Filmmaker Adele Free Pham‘s latest documentary, Nailed It covers the unique stories behind what’s become ubiquitous in the United States — local nail salons. According to industry numbers, some 40 percent of nail shops are owned and run by Vietnamese Americans. Nailed It screened to a full house at CAAMFest in May and was selected as part of the New Orleans Film Festival.

CAAM supported Nailed It with production funding in 2014 through CAAM’s Documentary Fund program. Nailed It is one of the 150 projects that CAAM has funded since 1990 with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Recently, Adele shared with us how being selected to present her work at CAAMFest and how CAAM’s support of her documentaries has impacted her work as a filmmaker. To learn more about Adele Free Pham and Nailed It and to find a screening near you, visit

You can support storytellers like Adele Free Pham by making a tax-deductible donation to CAAM by December 31, 2018 securely online at

Thanks to CAAM Board Members Christopher Au, Hanson Li, Naja Lockwood, and an anonymous board member, all donations received by December 31, 2018 and up to $11,000 will be matched. Donate today and your gift will have twice the impact.

We’ve raised $4,200 since launching this campaign. Help us raise the $6,800 left to meet our goal of $11,000 by donating today.


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