Year: 2007

Here I Am

Here I Am

A wrist and arm injury has kept me from writing for a better part of the year. This has made me very sad. Especially because I have so much to say. I have traveled with Divided We Fall to fifty different cities around North America […]

Response to Sikh Temple Shooting

Oak Creek Tragedy – August 10, 2012

ECAASU at Yale – New Haven, CT

ECAASU at Yale – New Haven, CT

We have been invited to Yale University to screen as part of the annual ECAASU Conference – the East Coast Asian American Student Union. It is a cold February night as two hundred students gather in a theater to watch the film and talk. This […]

A Sea of One Thousand at UConn – Storrs, CT

A Sea of One Thousand at UConn – Storrs, CT

I blink. There are one thousand people in the audience, but the stage lights blind me, and all I can make out is the roar of applause coming from a dark moving sea of people. This is our largest audience yet, and they are giving […]

Winter at Dartmouth – Hanover, NH

On all sides, endless white snow. The snow-draped trees stretch to the horizon as far as I can see outside my car window. I have never driven through New England in February, and now Sharat Raju and I make our way between snow falls to […]

Courageous Dialogue at Delta – Stockton, CA

Courageous Dialogue at Delta – Stockton, CA

I am blinking in the stage lights. I can barely make out the faces of the nearly 400 people who have filled the plush red seats of the enormous theater. There are tiny beams of light in the back of the theater – ushers dressed […]

Stanford & Berkeley Homecoming – SF Bay, CA

Stanford & Berkeley Homecoming – SF Bay, CA

This week, I came home. On Sunday night, we screened Divided We Fall at Stanford University and then crossed the San Francisco Bay on Wednesday night for a screening at UC Berkeley. Although these two schools are divided by the bay, not to mention decades […]

Teacher for a Day – Cambridge, MA

Teacher for a Day – Cambridge, MA

The doors of the classroom swing open and thirty middle school kids tumble in, talking, giggling, tugging at each other, bouncing with energy.I am nervous. Divided We Fall has never been shown to junior high school students – we had aimed the film for colleges and […]

A Night at Fayerweather – Cambridge, MA

A Night at Fayerweather – Cambridge, MA

Sometimes magic happens. Last fall, through a series of coincidences, I met a woman named Valerie Courville. “My name is inside your name!” I told her. We took it as a sign. Valerie (pictured) introduced me to her 9 year-old son Dylan, an old soul […]