MIA’S MISSIONDirected by Jireh Deng
Cast: Kimberlee Tellez, Mia Yamamoto
Mia Yamamoto has seen it all. She was born in an incarceration camp during World War II. At age 60 she came out as transgender after a 20-year career as a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles. At age 78, Mia shows no signs of slowing down. We follow her mission throughout the years to rally communities of color around issues of racism and to bring visibility to the LGBTQ community. Her passion is rooted in her deep ties to the geography of L.A. and the neighborhoods she calls home.
Producer: Jireh Deng
Director of Photography: Jeanette Lam
Editor: Jireh Deng
Assistant Camera/Gaffer/Photographer: Crys Lee
Assistant Director/Production Assistant: Bridgette Yang
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.