new film featuring Got Green's Tammy Nguyen
A new film by up-and-coming Seattle filmmakers Kevin Owyang and Matthew Bane features the work of Tammy Nguyen, Got Green, and is set against the backdrop of civil rights history in Seattle.
History Is Undivided Yearning looks at racial division in Seattle's past and highlights changemakers building a better future. The film walks a fine line of presenting a hopeful future without diluting the challenges of transforming diversity into resilience.
"I hope young people will glimpse a part of history they didn’t know about. And I hope older generations will understand the wisdom young people possess", said Owyang. "It's only 5-minutes. So if you have the attention span of a mosquito, like me, it's perfect." Owyang says jokingly.
"I wanted to tell the story of resilience," says filmmaker Kevin Owyang. "And that means, if you have my back and I have yours, even though we don't agree on specific solutions, we will stand up to those who'd rather use violence as an answer. We will agree that it should be unimaginable to plant a bomb at the finish of a Marathon, we will agree that it's unimaginable that our kids can't play in the neighborhood without fear of abduction, and we will agree that it's unimaginable that kindergarten is a place requiring lock-down security. Only then will diverse communities be transformed into resilient ones."
History Is Undivided Yearning is part the 3rd Annual MOHAI History Is Film Competition. The awards dinner is this Saturday May 12, 2013.
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