Interesting Projects

Making Noise in Silence

Have you had a chance to watch “Making Noise in Silence“? [update: this film is no longer available online] It’s a short, fascinating look…

A Digital Life

Small digital video cameras like the Flip and mobile devices with video have become one of the most widely used technology to capture life’s everyday moments, for the Himalayan Youth Voices Project, we incorporated these cameras into a workshop. Check it out.

I think I’m Himalayan American…

CAAM’s own Sapana Sakya reflects on her Himalayan American identity and introduces the upcoming Himalayan Youth Summit, where youth will create videos telling their stories.


I was heartened that Yunte Huang’s book, Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History, actually gave vivid life to the real-life detective, Chang Apana, a Hawaiian policeman, who inspired Earl Biggers to create the Charlie Chan book series. He presented a revisionist image to the Charlie Chan movies I had seen where a white actor played the sage, wise, unbeatable detective.

CAAM Friends Screening: Chinese Independent Documentaries

Our good friends over at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will be screening “under the radar” documentaries from independent filmmakers based in China. When they say “under the radar” they mean stories that depict human rights abuses, stories of chaos and neglect, and of state-sanctioned deception. We have a feeling these works would not be approved by President Hu Jintao.

CAAM Member Spotlight: Lisa Lee

CAAM is truly blessed to have many wonderful supporters and we’d love to show the world how awesome they really are. This is a shout out to you, CAAM members! Thank you for being your amazing self! Dear world, please meet…..Lisa Lee!