Cross-Cultural Documentary Filmmaking
Southern Virginia University has been attracting Polynesian students for the past few years. Thanks in part to the university's new football coach, that population-particularly those from the island nation of Tonga-continues to grow.
This film, subtitled "A Story of the American Dream," explores how that dream manifests itself in the second generation of an immigrant family-one that plays a significant role in the Lexington hospitality industry.
|Virginia Military Institute attracts students from around the nation-and the world. The documentary focuses on a student from Thailand who shares what it's like to adjust to a rural American culture while learning as much as he can for his career in the Royal Thai Army.|
|This documentary digs into the ethnic roots of Rockbridge County, which one author described as the most "distinctively Scotch-Irish county in America." The film examines how the county's non-English settlers affected the culture, religion and education of this region.|
|The owner of NaPa Thai saw an untapped market for fresh East Asian food when she chose to open her restaurant in Lexington two years ago. She faces a challenging labor market while helping her family adapt to a new home.|