White House “What’s Your Story Video”

A couple of months ago I posted about the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders ‘What’s Your Story’ competition. I had been procrastinating a little bit on putting this video together because I am a little intimidated by beginning to step out into the role of advocate for the health issues that I care about, but it doesn’t really make sense for me to get cold feet this late into the game now does it? I really am looking forward to working with people doing work in this area on ways that the film can be used to bring attention to the wonderful work that they are doing. Like Dr. ‘Aukahi Austin who works at the Waimānalo Health Center, who is featured very briefly in the video. There are other experts who I was lucky enough to speak to as part of the project, and I can’t wait to share what they had to say in the film!
Please take a look at the video and let me know what you think of it. Hope it is good enough to get me invited to the White House convening!
This video features some new footage from the forthcoming documentary that I have been working on E Haku Inoa: To Weave A Name. I am currently editing the film, we hope to arrive at a rough cut by the end of January 2012 and will hopefully have the finished film in the summer.

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