CAAM has partnered with Asian American Documentary Network (A-Doc) and WORLD Channel to present “Asian American Stories of Resilience and Beyond” premiering Tuesdays on PBS and WORLD Channel’s YouTube starting May 3.
The project began as a collaboration between Morehouse and Spelman College students documenting and exploring the identity formations of individuals with mixed Afro-Asian heritage, colloquially known as “Blasians.”
“When they cast me as Eddie, they did it in part because in a lot of ways, we’re alike. I mean, it’s not just that we kind of look alike: We say what’s on our minds and we do what we feel like we gotta do, and we both really love food.”
The film received the award in the Asian American Pacific Islander Issues for Television/Online. The documentary aired nationally on public media on the America ReFramed program on World Channel, and was presented by the Center for Asian American Media.