This film is only available to viewers in Southern California (excluding San Diego County) from October 1, 2020 at 12pm PT to October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm PT. Click here to watch the film on Eventive.
PAPAYA is spoken through the metaphor of the cultural recipe, papaya salad. A dish that is taken unripe, stripped, shredded, but mixed and reintroduced with something new in the reflection of Southeast Asian diaspora.
Director, Writer, Producer: Kayleb Lee
Director of Photography: Alexander Tsay
Production Designer: Taiyo Nobata
Cast: Safinah Chau, Katherine Nguyen, Liam Hendrix Tay, Brandon Tay
Dumplings. Sausage. Ice cream. Food is a universal language shared amongst cultures and generations. Join us as we venture through these stories of community, heartbreak, nostalgia, and conflict between people – all with food on the table. Come hungry and leave with hearts full. — Kevin J. Nguyen