On the Importance of Personal Narratives

Through personal stories, Re-Present Media seeks to bring greater understanding of the wide range of the lived experiences of underrepresented communities. We explore the grey zones of social, political, geographic, and environmental issues.

As part of the United States of Asian American Festival, we will showcase four filmmakers, followed by in-depth dialogue and Q&A.


$5-15 sliding scale

Thursday May 25th, 7-9pm


  • Ina Adele RayLost Pictures A Vietnamese-Scottish-Irish American uncovers her Vietnamese grandparents’ identity and war-time stories, while coping with inter-generational trauma, 9/11 and its aftermath.
  • Sabereh KashiHome Yet Far Away An Iranian American reconciles two homelands in conflict. She explores the evolution of immigrant identity amidst stigma against Iran and Islam in American culture.
  • Jennifer Crystal ChienWaiting for Bekir An immigrant from Turkey lives an ordinary life in the U.S. while pursuing the American Dream. He is one amongst a community of international middle class immigrants.
  • Raeshma RazviSailor, Sufi, Spy Robert Darr is a white American who follows an unusual path of being asked to serve as the Sufi spiritual leader of an Afghan refugee community in the U.S.