BAD AXE captures a closely knit Asian-American family in a rural Michigan community, as they now fight to keep their American dream alive as owners of a local prominent restaurant in the face of a global pandemic, racial reckoning, and generational scars from the Cambodian Killing Fields.
After leaving NYC for his rural hometown of Bad Axe, MI at the start of the pandemic, an Asian-American filmmaker documents his family’s struggles to keep their restaurant open. As fears of the virus grow, deep generational scars dating back to the Cambodian Killing Fields unearth between the family’s patriarch, Chun, and his daughter, Jaclyn. When the BLM movement takes center stage in America, the family uses their voice to speak out in their conservative community. What unfolds is a real-time portrait of 2020 through the lens of this multicultural family’s fight to keep their American dream alive in the face of a pandemic, racial reckoning, and the trauma of having survived a genocide.
World Premiere: 2022 SXSW Film Festival
FREEP Film Festival Works in Progress 2021
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The concept of implicit bias is overviewed and then expanded on
through five scenarios. Participants will have the opportunity to
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These interactions may take place at any point during a patient’s
care, from a scheduling phone call to the recording of symptoms,
and these interactions can even take place amongst coworkers.
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provides learners with concrete examples so that they may lead
the change in creating healthier work environments.