Homegrown

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.

Co-presented by Bitch Talk Podcast

In this program


My Name is Lai

Directed by Lucy Saephan

Lai, a Mien American elder, shares her memories as a refugee survivor of war in hopes to heal invisible wounds and not be forgotten.

Americanized

Directed by Erica Eng

Growing up in Oakland’s complex hip hop culture and fearing community isolation, a multifaceted teenage basketball player searches for her place in the world—both on and off the court.

Crashing Wheels on Concrete

Directed by So Young Shelly Yo

CRASHING WHEELS ON CONCRETE is a short documentary following Kat Sy, a skateboarder and software engineer, as she navigates her way through the Californian skate scene. The short takes an intimate and introspective look at modern skate culture and its complicated relations with race and gender, as seen through the lens of a second-generation Asian American skateboarder.

Love and Corona

Directed by Nicole Maxali and Ratha Nou

After losing her job during the pandemic, an energetic wallflower conducts virtual dates on a subscription service site—and perhaps love will go from URL to IRL along the way.

Hannah’s Biography

Directed by Patricia Lee

An eighty-one-year-old recent divorcee lives a seemingly typical life: she spends time with her daughter and grandchildren, uses the handrail when she walks down the stairs—and keeps her pastime a secret.

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