Kelly Marie Tran
The Race Series: Asian Americans celebrates AAPIs from all sectors of society by presenting a diverse array of Asian American role models and unsung heroes at the leading edge of their respective fields.
Each episode will be 7-10 minutes long and will provide a platform for AAPI subjects to offer their views on Asian American pride, breaking stereotypes, how they arrived in their professions, and highlight their incredible achievements.
The series combines the personal, professional, and political aspects of Asian American life, with the goal of educating, entertaining, and uplifting a new generation of Asian Americans.
"First Lady of Physics"
First Asian American in space
"One of the fathers of the West Coast
Civil Rights Activist
Anna May Wong
First Asian American Hollywood Star
Benson Lee is a Korean-American filmmaker whose first feature "Miss Monday" was awarded a Special Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Mr. Lee also directed the 3D dance adaptation of his documentary "Planet B-Boy" for Sony Pictures titled "Battle of the Year 3D." His most recent award-winning feature, "Seoul Searching" premiered at Sundance and is currently on Netflix. Mr. Lee's next feature is "K-pop Superstar" the first studio feature about the K-pop phenomenon produced by 20th Century/Disney.
RONALD W. WONG
Ronald W. Wong is the founder of the Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation and President of Imprenta Communications Group, an award-winning public affairs, ethnic marketing, media and advertising firm in Los Angeles. The Race Series is the culmination of Ron’s work in politics, social justice, and the political empowerment of diverse underrepresented communities for the last 30 years.
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION
Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation (APALF) is a non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that engages the Asian Pacific American (APA) community in active participation by creating, supporting, building, and strengthening the local community infrastructure to prepare and help train qualified APA leaders for public service.