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by Fahm Fong Saeyang and Richard Hall
Through a journey that takes her back to her roots in Thailand, a second-generation Mien American woman strives to come to terms with her late father’s death, his drug addiction, and the murder of her sister.
Global Voices, Independent Lens
by Christen Hepuakoamana‘a Marquez
Filmmaker Christen Marquez's drive to learn the meaning of her enigmatic Hawaiian name impels her to unite her scattered family and come to terms with her estranged, mentally ill mother, who is the only person in the world who knows the meaning of her name.
by Tony Vainuku
In Football We Trust is the yet-untold story of the Polynesian football pipeline, from the Islands to Utah via the Mormon Church — to the NFL.
by Deann Borshay Liem
Filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem goes on a quest to search for her “double” — a girl named Cha Jung Hee — in an attempt to resolve a case of mistaken identity when a South Korean orphanage switched their identities.
Global Voices, POV
by Rachel Raney and David Murray
The hunt for a missing time capsule reveals the heart of this eccentric California suburban town, home to a controversial totem pole, a supernatural light bulb, and a nuclear research lab.
by Tracy Rector and Annie Silverstein of Longhouse Media
The journey of three teens from the Swinomish Indian Tribe who make a film about the threat from two local oil refineries.
by Susan Stern
When her 77-year old father sets out to kill himself and explain the reasons why, filmmaker Susan Stern faces both the painful questions and embattled debate about choosing death in America.
by David Osit and Malika Zouhali-Worrall
An indie game developer builds an unusual video game to document his experiences raising a son with terminal cancer, and to honor him while he is still alive. The film follows the creation and success of the game, as his son’s health declines.
by Judy Irving
The true story of a bohemian St. Francis in San Francisco and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild red and green parrots.