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2017 Seattle Asian American Film Festival


Directed by Tiphasan Toeung

Shorts / United States / 2016 / Documentary / 11 mins


A young man grows closer to his grandma through her papaya salad recipe.

Director's Bio

Our Southeast Asian Young Men’s (SEAYM) group was started in October 2000 and serves high school and middle school-aged Southeast Asian young men (Cambodian, Cham, Filipino, Hmong, Lao, Khmu, Mien, and Vietnamese) from refugee and immigrant families. We support these young men in achieving academic success, and help them strengthen their connections to family, culture, school and community through in-school support groups that take place after-school, during the summer and through documentary film making.