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Silver Mavericks: Women in Motion

This documentary collection illuminates the lives of spirited women in their sixties. Transcending traditional roles such as mothers or housewives, these remarkable individuals reshaped the stereotypical narrative about Asian womanhood. Celebrate these trailblazers, whose accomplishments in the realms of law, science, and community building continue to influence and uplift us today. Witness as their quests for self-discovery and empowerment inspire Asian women across generations to embrace their uniqueness, challenge norms, and forge their own paths.

Program curated by Chen-Yi Wu.

Pre-recorded Q&A available with rental.

In this program

Mia’s Mission

Directed by Jireh Deng

Mia Yamamoto, a 78-year-old transgender Asian American criminal defense attorney, has dedicated her career towards championing the rights of LGBTQ people and communities of color.

She Marches in Chinatown

Directed by Della Chen

The Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team is the only drill team in the world to combine Chinese opera costumes with American military style drills. Currently at a crossroads, the team has empowered Asian American females for over 70 years and remains an iconic parade favorite.

Between Earth & Sky

Directed by Andrew Nadkarni

After surviving a life-threatening fall from a tree, renowned forest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni explores “what grows back” following a disturbance.