Growing up in Oakland’s hip-hop culture, Eng struggles with her Chinese American identity. To her high school basketball team, she’s just that girl who sits on the bench; but to the Asian kids she’s “Americanized.” As her sophomore year of high school comes to an end, Eng tries to find a sense of belonging within the two worlds that don’t accept her.
Directed by Erica Eng
Produced by Simran Mahal
Written by Erica Eng
About the filmmaker: Erica Eng is a fifth-generation Chinese American director based out of Los Angeles. Inspired by her Oakland roots, Erica creates work that reflects the diverse community in which she grew up. Her combined background in film and dance influences the rhythm and energy behind her emotional storytelling. Through her character-driven films, she creates stories that explore themes of cross-cultural relationships, acceptance and self-discovery.
How do people discover who they are meant to be? How can they carve out a safe space…