Even if you don't live in Silicon Valley, I'm hoping that as a Kimchi Mamas reader connected to Asian culture you will take a look at the trailer for the Silicon Valley Asian American Voices video project. The documentary follows the stories—the successes, hardships, and hopes—of three Asian American immigrants in Silicon Valley. Despite struggling through language, cultural, and health care barriers, these individuals readily work to shape the local community. This piece explores the strengthening of community through the support of immigrant populations.
These issues reach far beyond Silicon Valley—the policy initiatives associated with the project impact Asian immigrants and their family members across the United States—which is why I share it here.
Please take a moment to watch it--no matter where you live or where you are from, I think you will be able to relate to the stories being told.
If you are in the Bay Area and would like to come to a screening of the documentary you can find all the info on the Silicon Valley Asian American Voices project website. It also screens at the Asian American Film Festival on March 20.
Please feel free to share the trailer on your blog, Facebook, or on Twitter. (Here's the URL if that's easier: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjKBzZv7s7g)
-Stefania Pomponi Butler
DIsclosure: AACI, the organization behind Silicon Valley Asian American Voices is a client of mine.