Uploaded on Oct 30, 2011
MY ASIAN AMERICANA
Exiles and ex-pats unite as a community to present images of an Americana they left behind. One half live outside the US by choice while the other half has been forcibly returned. All are Americans. Each raised with the memories, mannerisms, and a distinct cultural identity of growing up Asian in America. This piece is both a short film and a PSA to remind the public of untold stories about Asian Americans ordered into exile. These are the narratives of Cambodian Americans impacted by US deportation policies.
Featuring Kosal Khiev with Anida Yoeu ALI, Sokha CHHIM, Vinh DAO, Phyrak KHUN, Ryan TONG, Vanna SANN, and Thea SOM. (copyright 2011 © Studio Revolt)
A Studio Revolt project: http://Studio-Revolt.com/
For more info on deportation visit Kosal's website: http://SpokenKosal.com/
Music by eKHlectic Records: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/ekhlectic
Produced by Anida Yoeu ALI
Co-directed by Anida Yoeu ALI and Masahiro SUGANO
Filmed and Edited by Masahiro SUGANO
Music Produced by Phanna NAM a.k.a. 'Peanut' e-mail: phanna.nam[at]gmail.com
Lyrics and Song by Sokha CHHIM a.k.a. 'Dollah'
Coordinator: Thea SOM
Production Assistant: Phyrak KHUN
Movements begin with the telling of untold stories.
"Unite Us": http://youtu.be/1ljQLpKmppw
"Cambodian Son / IndieGoGo Trailer": http://youtu.be/45rDseYkEfs
"Why I Write": http://youtu.be/YstoXrrz1Gs
"Return To Sender": http://youtu.be/4Bc9oWFvUQs
"Exiled Stories #1": http://youtu.be/18bN4OkprnI