We explore the boundaries of self-expression and what it is like growing up in America as a first generation Asian American in the late 90's. We follow a young Asian American protagonist, My-Linh, through her challenges and realization of acceptance and embracing her Asian features. Beauty is subjective and can be challenging for a young Asian American girl growing up where the media pushes the objectification of women and often portrays white, tall, blonde female as the ideal woman.
SCREENING | SUNDAY JULY 15TH |CROWLEY THEATER
SHORT | Texas Premiere, 10mins.
Jeannie Nguyen is an Asian-American filmmaker born and raised in San Jose, Calif. and now currently residing in Los Angeles. Her work plunges deep into the social issues of the model minority and creates surreal dream-like narratives to strike a conversation. Her inventive approach to filmmaking, inspired by personal experiences, challenges the way minorities along with social issues are portrayed in the media. Jeannie has developed a passion for creative narrative work and is committed to fill the void in the filmmaking industry. A void where she can both represent females and minorities in their truest forms.
Andrew Yuyi Truong - DOP, MOSSS - Producer