NAM Radio: Asian-Americans & Motherland

NAM Radio: Asian-Americans & Motherland

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They say the first film you ever make is the one that has most of yourself in it. The pain, the happiness -- the nostalgic bits of memory that you were never able to let go.

For writer-director Doris Yeung, her feature film, Motherland, has an obvious connection to herself. She, like the main character, is an Asian American whose mother was murdered in the United States. She, like the main character, wonders at the price of the American Dream and the immigrants who, like Yeung's own family, sacrifice so much to make it come true.

She spoke with New America Now Host Shirin Sadeghi.

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