- [Protestors] The people united!
Will never be defeated!
We have nothing to lose but our chains!
- Everyone that I've grown up with and love is at risk of being attacked or killed.
- Without stories to help people understand what's happening in the world, there can't be change.
Whoever controls the stories that the public has, they kind of control what happens on a systemic level.
- When you come from, say, a marginalized community or an immigrant community, it's a lens that allows you to look at a broad spectrum of things and bring nuance, so it's not just telling South Asian stories.
It's disrupting conventional narratives.
(intense music) (speaks foreign language) - [Sheriff] Sheriff Sarita here.
There is one shooter, gunshot wound to the head.
He is down-- - I feel like those narratives, those ancestors voices or family's voices are critical to preserving who we are and those stories need to be told.
(woman cries) - [Frances] It's so good to see you, dad!
- [Woman] Say hi, Mommy!
- [TINA] On this episode of Local, USA, two films that reflect the joys, hardships and hope of uniquely Asian American experiences.
- Maybe other filmmakers aren't asked why is your point-of-view important?
It's something that I always have to articulate.
I think it's something that I struggle with.
Like, it's because I'm special.
But actually, I think everyone's point-of-view is special.
I think the more we have slight nuances of difference, the more we can really understand our society.
- [TINA] "Asian American Stories of Resilience and Beyond, Volume Two" on Local, USA.