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what we don't talk about (2022)

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CURRENTLY ON FILM

FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

sống ở đây

CAAMFest 

New Orleans Film Festival

Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival 

Viet Film Festival

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

Davis Feminist Film Festival

San Diego Asian Film Festival

QWOC Film Festival

New Filmmakers Los Angeles

Seattle Asian American Film Festival 

Asian American International Film Festival

EarthX Film Festival

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sống ở đây

2020

Exploring the intimacy of the mundane, sống ở đây focuses on the lives of Vietnamese shrimpers and elderly farmers in New Orleans, understanding the reverberations of the past, present in day to day labor.

 
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BUT DIDN'T YOU KNOW THAT GOING IN?

2018

What does falling in love with your optometrist, caretaking an elderly couple, and an obsession with Asian grocery stores have in common?

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FITTED SHEETS

2019

This film follows room cleaning in a motel in Santa Cruz to consider hidden labor in motels when they are “closed” for business.

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DO NOT SWALLOW

2018

DO NOT SWALLOW is an experimental short that explores the feelings of female sexual
coming of age, through a lens of queerness. There is a discomfort in what we find comfortable,
and food is used as a tool in understanding where we fit in a world that is constantly in motion
around us.

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MAX CAPACITY

2018

A short film that follows the ups and downs of a friendship - 

unraveling each time the elevator door opens. 

 
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GRAFFITI

2016

Graffiti follows Lauren Otis, an artist in Trenton, and Elijah Dixon, a community organizer, as they give their opinions on Trenton and the art that has been created in communities. The impact of art as a tool for revitalization for cities is seen, literally and figuratively.

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BRONZEVILLE | LITTLE TOKYO

2017

Bronzeville|Little Tokyo examines the space of Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles and how artists of color have come together in documenting - through multi-faceted, interactive, and groundbreaking artistic forms - the little known history of when Little Tokyo was once Bronzeville .

 

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MEMORIES OF WAR

2018

A father recounts his time during the Vietnam War, and how he got to the states afterwards. A daughter tries to understand her own life through these memories.

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ABOUT MELANIE

Filmmaker | Writer

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Mel aims to center the stories of those who are often on the margins. You can catch her most nights thinking about fish sauce and her nonexistent love life.