Filmmaker Profile

‘I’ve Learned to Rock the Boat’: Ramona Diaz on Bold Storytelling

Ramona Diaz is unapologetic. While filming her latest documentary in the Philippines, she boldly wears pink, the color of progressive candidate Leni Robredo’s presidential campaign, amidst the Marcos dynasty’s resurgence. This defiance, born from a childhood under martial law, fuels her documentary films that uncovers truths that linger in the shadows.

‘my mom (mẹ con)’ Gives a Loving Taste of Growing Up Asian American in the South

“I grew up understanding my Vietnamese identity a lot through food. I think a lot of people within diasporic communities could relate to understanding their specific community through food – through this flavor, this taste, this love and tender care that goes into the food.”
— filmmaker Melanie Ho, whose documentary ‘my mom (mẹ con)’ is now streaming via WORLD Channel.

How CAAM Has Nurtured My Career

I am Kiyoko McCrae, one of the six filmmakers in the inaugural cohort of Hindsight, the joint talent development program led by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), Firelight Media, and Reel South