THEY CALL ME SUKIDirected by M.G. Evangelista
Cast: Jess X. Snow, Julie Azuma, Suki Terada Ports, Robert C. Winn
Suki Terada Ports is an unstoppable Japanese American NYC elder who has been a tireless activist for the AAPI Community for decades. She has fought for Civil Rights in the 1960s, school integration, prison reform, female healthcare equality, LGBTQ+ rights, HIV/AIDS prevention and support, before the AAPI community would even recognize it. In this film, we follow Suki as she goes from her neighborhood in Harlem where she’s lived for over 87 years to a lunch at her friend’s apartment in downtown. A conversation of action, identity, and belonging emerges between three generations of AAPI activists and storytellers.
Writer: M.G. Evangelista
Producer: Simone Ling, Robert C Winn
Executive Producer: Brad Jenkins, Saj Patel, Kristen Wong, The Asian American Foundation
Director of Photography: Lorena Duran
Editor: Alan Wu
Sound Designer: Sung Rok Choi
Music: Robert Ouyang Rusli
Powerful non fiction storytelling roots us in place and identity. These short form works travel you around the world, documenting personal stories here and abroad.