The Film

A rollicking ride across the changing terrain of American culture, Renee Tajima-Peña's documentary odyssey recaptures the spirit of Jack Kerouac's novel, On the Road, Asian American style. Tajima-Peña recalls her childhood, back in the days when her vacationing family crossed five state lines without ever seeing another Asian face, and hits the road again to explore just how much the racial and cultural landscape of America has changed. Driving coast-to-coast, she seeks out what it means to be Asian American in our rapidly-changing society and comes across an ecclectic group of offbeat and distinctive people.

The Filmmaker

  1. Renee Tajima-PeñaProducer