Bree Nieves (b. Oklahoma) is an emerging independent documentary and fiction director and producer. Raised between the deep south and NYC — her work weaves narrative, doc, and experimental modalities together — addressing motifs of faith, catholicism, racialized misperceptions, queerness, familial relationships, southern culture, and the Asian and Black diaspora in the United States. Ramona S. Diaz is an award-winning Asian American filmmaker whose films have screened at Sundance, Berlin, Tribeca, SXSW, IDFA, HotDocs and many other top-tier film festivals. Her first film IMELDA, about the former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos, premiered and won an award at Sundance and screened worldwide. Her previous film, MOTHERLAND, also won an award at Sundance in 2017 and had its international premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. It was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary and a Peabody Award. Ramona’s current release, A THOUSAND CUTS, premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and won an IFP Gothams Award and was nominated for the PGA.
Asian American Stories of Resilience and Beyond
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.