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Racism and Racial Injustice

Take a deep dive into the lives of a family in Bad Axe and their journey documentary.

Bad Axe

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

Innovation Horizons is delighted to share their corporate sponsorship and support for the BAD AXE documentary and its director/producer David Siev, as it aligns with our ethos and values. Innovation Horizons has a team focused on using data to identify root problems and design solutions through our innovative processes. If you are interested in learning more about the project you can view at the link below.

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