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Asian American Stories of Resilience and Beyond Volume 1

Season 07  Episode 2

Asian American Stories of Resilience and Beyond reflects the complexities of Asian American experiences in this critical moment. These two films focus on family and heritage, resettlement and rebuilding, and mental health.

In Quyên Nguyen-Le's IN LIVING MEMORY, the queer filmmaker recovers and articulates the legacy of their mother's nail salon for their refugee family after its closure at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Filipino-American filmmaker Frances Rubio digitally records and visually captures the experience of being physically distanced from her sick father, who has been isolated in his nursing facility during the height of the pandemic in RECORDING FOR DODIE.

Watch Volume 2 and all seven short films from the series Asian American Stories of Resilience and Beyond


As a nation of immigrants, we celebrate our shared heritage every day. Watch a conversation featuring filmmakers J.P. Dobrin and Quyên Nguyen-Le and thought leaders to discuss immigrants and their families, and the sacrifices that they have made to belong.