2020 • 2 years • Journalism & Media
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the work of Asian American documentary filmmakers and to helping ensure their work is seen by wide audiences on public television, online, and in community and educational settings. Through its Social Issues Documentary Fund and Public Media Fund, CAAM provides development, production, and outreach grants to documentary films and multimedia projects that are made by Asian American makers, or that explore issues of importance to the Asian American community. CAAM's mentorship program provides important non-monetary support and connections among diverse Asian American filmmakers at different stages of their career, and its adaptive public programming supports, celebrates, and explores Asian American experiences and culture. This award supports general operations.
2017 • 3 years • Journalism & Media
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to supporting the work of Asian American film and media makers and to ensuring their work is seen by wide audiences on public television and in community and educational settings. CAAM provides development, production, and outreach grants for individual contemporary or historical nonfiction media projects produced by Asian American directors and producers. MacArthur support enables CAAM to increase grant support for projects and to work with A-DOC, a new Asian American filmmaker-initiated network, to provide mentoring and professional development opportunities for emerging Asian American filmmakers across the United States, ultimately resulting in more diverse narratives reaching and informing the American public.
2013 • 1 year • Journalism & Media
The Center for Asian American Media will produce Wounds We Carry, a documentary film directed by Michael Siv, that follows the journey of a group of Cambodian Americans as they travel back to Cambodia to observe the trials, tell their stories before the Cambodian Tribunal, and seek some form of justice. The group includes four elderly genocide survivors, Cambodian-born advocate and scholar Dr. Leakhena Nou, and Siv, himself the child of Cambodian genocide survivors.
1993 • 1 year • Journalism & Media
To support "Sa-i-gu," a documentary about Korean-American women affected by the Los Angeles riots.