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"Must-watch" - IDA | OFFICIAL SELECTION - AFI DOCS | OFFICIAL SELECTION - Los Angeles Asian American Film Festival | OFFICIAL SELECTION - CAAMFest | OFFICIAL SELECTION - HIFFAsian American Studies • Asian Diaspora Studies • Critical Race Theory • Political Science • Ethnic Studies • Racial Politics • American Studies • Immigration Studies • History
Date of Completion: 2020 | Run Time: 59 minutes | Language: English, Mandarin Chinese with English Subtitles | Captions: Coming Soon - Transcript Available | Director, Producer, & Cinematographer: Yi Chen | Editors: Yi Chen, Kristina Motwani & Bryan Chang | Composer: Ryan Blotnick
Following the stories of four politically engaged voters during the 2018 midterm elections, First Vote crafts an insightful look at Asian Americans' diverse experiences at the polls. Taking her camera on the road, Filmmaker Yi Chen introduces us to a diverse cross section of politically engaged Chinese Americans: an avid Trump supporter in Ohio; a Democratic podcaster whose views have alienated his wife’s conservative friends; a gun-toting, Tea Party-favorite in North Carolina; and a progressive University of North Carolina professor. Speaking with distinct political voices, they share the common goal of seeing Asian Americans take their rightful place in American political life.