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AMONG B-BOYS: On the Quest

When I first brought my project, Among B-Boys, to CAAM as a Media Fund applicant, I did so with a feeling of entitlement. I was on a quest and I would not be denied: I needed funding, I deserved funding, like so many others, “this project HAD TO BE MADE”.

WHATEVER IT TAKES: First Log

Hi everybody, my name is Christopher Wong, and I’ve been asked to write a weekly blog about my feature-length documentary film WHATEVER IT TAKES – a year-long story about a new public school in New York City’s South Bronx.

New Look, Fresh Content

Welcome to the Festival page on the new CAAM website! We are very excited to present this brand new page with a different spin and whole new look.

OH, SAIGON Premiering on PBS in May 2008

OH, SAIGON Premiering on PBS in May 2008

A Vietnamese family attempts to resolve its divided past when three brothers, one capitalist, one communist, one anti-war, who fought against each other in the Vietnam War meet again after decades and confront their differences. Meanwhile, two first-generation Vietnamese American sisters try to reconcile a difficult past that altered the course of their lives.

Linking Classroom Learning to Social Action

Linking Classroom Learning to Social Action

At the Association of Asian American Studies annual conference this past spring, I had a chance to preview a remarkable film, SENTENCED HOME, co-produced, directed, and written by Nicole Newnham and David Grabias. Like other viewers, I was struck by the power of this film to put a human face on a critical problem facing immigrant and refugee communities today—forcible deportation. Since 2001, over 1.5 million U.S. residents have been deported, many for minor felonies or misdemeanors. Deportation has not been limited to undocumented “aliens,” but has also targeted permanent residents.