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Asian American Stories of Resilience and Beyond Volume 2

Season 07  Episode 3

Asian American Stories of Resilience reflects the complexities of Asian American experiences in this critical moment. These two films focus on family and heritage, identities, and immigration and deportation.

Two Filipinx cousins, one of which is filmmaker Bree Nieves, grapple with what remains of their hometown dreams, after the loss of one of their fathers during the pandemic. MALDITAS explores the possibilities of growing deeper in faith through grief while in the most conservative county in North Florida. In J.P. Dobrin's THE LOOKOUT, Chanthon Bun, who was convicted of second-degree robbery at 19 years old and lost his legal protection to live in the U.S., must tread carefully as he attempts to legally reintegrate into society after being released from prison. If ICE were to locate him, he would be detained and slated for deportation.

Watch Volume 1 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.