Sarita Khurana is an award-winning film director and cultural producer. Khurana’s feature film, A SUITABLE GIRL, world premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, and won the Best New Documentary Director prize. Her recent short, HOME, DELIVERED, was commissioned by the Asian American Documentary Network as part of their Covid-19 storytelling series. She is currently a fellow with the Center for Asian American Media, where she is working on her second feature, THE LAST RESORT. Sarita lives in Brooklyn, NY. Jean Tsien has been working in documentary film for over 35 years as an editor, executive producer, and story consultant. In 2021,Tsien received two Peabody Awards, one for the landmark five-part PBS series Asian Americans, which she executive produced; and the other for her role as producer on 76 Days, winner of the 2021 Primetime Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking. Tsien received a Lifetime Achievement Award presented at DOC NYC’s 2020 Visionaries Tribute.
While we’ve seen the rise of anti-Asian racism, we’ve also seen the rise of solidarity efforts within Asian American communities, with Asian-Black solidarity movements, and with other BIPOC communities. Here are seven documentary shorts that reflect this moment in time as our community grapples with grief and how to rebuild our lives to make room for more joy and hope. This is a co-production with A-DOC and WORLD Channel.