Phetmixay Means Fighter
Directed by Rita Phetmixay
Rita Phetmixay’s mother and father immigrated to North Carolina in the 1980s after the communist takeover of Laos. This deeply personal film chronicles the strength of her family’s identity as both Lao and American.
— Mordecai Stayton
Director: Rita Phetmixay
66 minsThis year, CAAM launched its American South Initiative, kicking off with its first-ever regional convening in Durham, North Carolina. The initiative is a year-long effort engaging the Asian American documentary filmmaking community to build an infrastructure connecting social justice and cultural organizations in the American South. As part of this initiative, STORIES FROM THE AMERICAN SOUTH SHORTS brings uniquely-curated Asian American voices to the social justice and cultural identity issues lying in the lesser-explored region.