The Other Perspective(s)
By onalilrampage productions
☺️ For the best listening experience start at the beginning and listen in order.
The Other Perspective(s)Jul 24, 2022
Ep5 "Sigh Gone" a short film by Jeannie Nguyen
Jeannie is an Vietnamese-American filmmaker born and raised in San José, now currently residing in Los Angeles. Her work plunges deep into the social issues of the model minority and creates surreal dream-like narratives to strike a conversation. Her inventive approach to filmmaking, inspired by personal experiences, challenges the way minorities along with social issues are portrayed in the media.
About "Sigh Gone" (video with English subtitles)
Without the guide of her “lost love”, Thuy is on the verge of death by boredom. Having no agenda, she finds odd ways to entertain herself in the bustling city of Saigon, Vietnam.
Written & Directed by Jeannie Nguyen (https://jeanguyen.com/)
Cinematography by Andrew Yuyi Truong
Thuy: Linh Mai Hà
Associate Producer: Quân Nguyễn
Producer: Nâu Phạm
Location Sound: Tiến Bùi
Gaffer: Phan Bảo Quốc
Best Boy: Đào Trung Hậu
Art Team: Khim Đặng, Bảo Anh
Sound Design: Sebastian Lehmann, David H. Price
Sound Mixer: David H. Price
Story Editor: Lynn La
Original Score by Ryan Galvan, SoulGook
Special thanks to Blaze, Thao Tran, Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Mary Tran, Wowy, and PS Vietnam.
Vimeo Best of the Month - January 2019
In loving memory of Linh Mai Hà
Ep4 Shifting Perspectives through Filmmaking with Jeannie Nguyen
In this episode we explore the topics of identity and how the stories we consume shape our perspectives. Jeannie is an Vietnamese-American filmmaker born and raised in San José, now currently residing in Los Angeles. Her work plunges deep into the social issues of the model minority and creates surreal dream-like narratives to strike a conversation. Her inventive approach to filmmaking, inspired by personal experiences, challenges the way minorities along with social issues are portrayed in the media.
Centering Vietnamese narratives in her films is also Nguyen’s way of personally combating the prevailing image of Vietnamese people in American films as faceless soldiers or nameless casualties of war. “Vietnam is a country, not a war,” she reiterates. With each subsequent project, Nguyen grants herself space to explore all the realms she inhabits.
This conversation was originally taped for the Art in Motion Podcast
Intro Music: Blue Wind Blows by Blue Dot Session
Ep3 A Cambodian-American Perspective on Arts & Culture with Edo and Eyen Chorm
In this interview with Edo and Eyen Chorm, the sister design duo behind the luxury jewelry label EdoEyen with a mission to build a global appreciation for Cambodian arts and culture with ancient Khmer-inspired jewelry.
Edo and Eyen were both introduced to Angkorian culture at an early age. As dancers, they performed the Khmer Classical Ballet on stage in Asia and North America. Both enjoyed watching old Khmer 1960s-1970s films portraying princesses in royal regalia. They spent their pastime listening to their mother retell stories and myths of the divine. Now, from a seasoned modeling career to earning a bachelor's from the fashion institute of technology and working at a global prestige powerhouse, their experiences, coupled with an unwavering spirit, has put them on the emboldened path to help halt the waning of a culture that is worth preserving.
Music: Blue Winds Blow by Blue Dot Music
Ep2 The Aftermath of War and Refuge with Eden Teng, MA, LMHCA, IMH-E®
In this episode we speak with Eden Teng, MA, LMHCA, IMH-E® on impacts of war and genocide on the survivors and their children and how the 2020 Pandemic has impacted all of us and the similarities of the two events. **Trigger Warning: this episode discusses war and violence.
Eden Teng, MA, LMHCA, IMH-E® (she/her) is a first generation Cambodian American psychotherapist at Eden Holistic Therapy in Seattle, Washington, on the unceded traditional land of the Coast Salish & Duwamish Indigenous People. Eden earned her Master of Arts in Existential Phenomenological Psychology from Seattle University and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Washington. Within the degree, she completed a year-long clinical internship at Navos as an Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist where she supported parents & children under the Child-Parent Psychotherapy model with issues of attachment, separation, trauma, grief & loss. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist she worked in various community non-profit agencies to support marginalized populations, & immigrant & refugee families' mental health & social-emotional well-being. Eden’s therapeutic approach and framework is through a social justice, anti-oppressive, culturally inclusive and decolonizing lens. She finds tremendous joy in supporting her clients to unearth, discover & put words to their own unique experiences where social oppression & pressures have caused undue harm, pain & suffering, & to support them to claim their power and voice.
Racial Trauma Disclaimer by Dr. Han Ren
Music Credit: Blue Wind Blow by Blue Dot Sessions
Ep1 How Cities Shape the Refugee Experience with Chris Cambises
In this first episode we set the context, we start at the beginning. What is the genesis of immigration policy in the United States? How did the resettlement of Southeast Asian War Refugees change immigration? Join us as we speak with Chris Cambises on the role of cities past, present, and future on immigration policy.
Chris Cambises is the new Head of Politics, Press & Public Affairs at the British Consulate in San Francisco. Previously, Chris was the Immigrant Affairs Manager at the City of San Jose’s Office of Racial Equity. Chris has more than a decade of experience supporting refugee and immigrant communities across the United States and around the world. Chris served in various positions in the nonprofit and humanitarian relief field, specializing in refugee resettlement, immigration policy, forced migration, emergency management, and philanthropy. Chris has worked in over a dozen countries on four continents including service with the Red Cross in North Africa, the Horn of Africa, and Southern Europe.
Trigger Warning: This episode discusses war and gun violence.
Music Credit: Blue Wind Blow by Blue Dot Sessions
The Perspective(s) Podcast | The First Generation Trailer
Welcome to The Other Perspectives Podcast.
In this series we center the First Generation Perspective(s) expressed by artists, each with a unique lived experience and connection to America, the Vietnam War and Cambodian Genocide. Join us in bearing witness to the human experience of war, refuge, and healing explored through the lens of arts, culture, and policy. Made for First Generations everywhere and the legislators, policy makers, and city staff that hold the power to shape our lived realities. Hosted by Ellina Yin.
For the best listening experience start at the beginning and listen in order ☺️…
Part 1 of the Series: Sets up the context and circumstances that were given to the First Generation of Cambodian and Vietnamese Americans and their Parents and Caregivers as the foundations with which to build a new life. In my journey of civic participation, I quickly learned that what many like to joke as policy wonkery, I say policy wizardry. The policies and laws we write and put into action have real life consequences that are felt through generations, such as the impacts of trauma, healing, and the lack of resources available to immigrant communities. Most importantly, though it points back at the foundations of local government as the place with which we can make change and write new stories.
Part 2 of the Series: Illustrates how laws and policies govern our lived realities and what is being reclaimed at the moment from the damages and challenges of cultural and language assimilation. Centering the tenacity of the First Generation to pursue art and storytelling as a means to explore what losing our language meant: a severed connection not only to our culture but in many cases our parents/caregivers and our very identity of who we are.
This series is partially funded by the Santa Clara County Division of Equity and Social Justice (DESJ) through a Community Engagement Mini-Grant Program to address the rise of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes.
Music: Blue Wind Blow by Blue Dot Sessions