My Name is LaiDirected by Lucy Saephan
Cast: Lay Saetern
Lai, a first generation Mien American elder, shares the events leading up to her
arrival to the U.S. as a refugee survivor of war. Lai retraces moments of her life
from memories as a young child, to being a newly arrived refugee finding her way
in the U.S. Through these memories, Lai reflects on her life, passing on cultural
traditions, fears of losing her independence, and hopes for the future.
The cities by the Bay have always had a reputation for eclectic personalities of all ages. From basketball to streaming, this collection of films highlights the fascinating stories of both real and fictional figures whose paths land on the Bay Area streets. When we walk amongst our local communities, we remember that these people walk with us.