Chinese American Voters Project

The Project 

Chinese American Voters Project (working title) is currently in production.  We are seeking production and post production funds to help complete the film.  Donations are tax-exempt through our fiscal sponsor Southern Documentary Fund.  The Southern Documentary Fund is a nonprofit arts organization that cultivates documentary projects made in or about the American South.      

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The Story 

The documentary embarks on a thought-provoking journey to meet Chinese Americans who voted for the first time in 2016.  Through intimate personal stories, the film takes audiences deep inside a community usually closed to outsiders and follows three new Americans as they navigate the unfamiliar world of electoral democracy.  

The Issues

Asian Americans, a diverse and fastest growing populations among voters, remain mostly invisible in the American political debate.  As the nation’s political divide deepens, we believe the urgency to pay more attention to this increasingly important voting bloc by examining the way they vote and ask important questions in order to understand how they come to hold their views. 

The film serves as a catalyst for understanding minority and immigrant voters in battleground states, where they are growing fastest and their potential influence is greatest.  It also looks at racial diversity with a new focus – race in America beyond black and white.  The film is appropriate for teaching subject areas including race & ethnicity, immigration, education, and Asian American Studies. 


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