The Himalayan (Bhutanese, Nepalese & Tibetan) community in the Bay area and nationally has been growing but there isn’t much visibility or authentic representations of these groups in the media. To counter that scarcity of images by and about the Himalayan community, CAAM started the Himalayan Youth Voices Project in partnership with grassroots organization Sahayeta and funding from the Asian Pacific Fund.
Time, indigeneity, ideology, and audience are all touch upon in vlog #3 of our series on the The 56th Annual Flaherty Film Seminar. This video covers day 4 of our experience at Flaherty and features Amalia Cordova, Flaherty board member and programmer at the National Museum of the American Indian, as well as Filmmakers Akosua Adoma Owusu and Michael Glawogger.
The 56th Annual Flaherty Film Seminar took place recently in upstate New York June 19-25, 2010. Christine Kwon and Michella Rivera-Gravage had an amazing experience there this year. Check out our video blog!
As part of CAAM’s Election Initiative for 2008, I will be blogging about my personal experiences with civic engagement in the Asian American community during this past election. Here are some short stories, responses, ephemera collected from the road during the brief time I signed up with the Barack Obama presidential campaign.