Grantee Profile

Center for Asian American Media

Grants to Center for Asian American Media

  • $600,000

    2017 (Duration 3 years)

    Journalism & Media

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — 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.

  • $100,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — 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.

  • $10,000

    1993 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — To support "Sa-i-gu," a documentary about Korean-American women affected by the Los Angeles riots.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Center for Asian American Media $710,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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