Director’s Statement —


Although this story is rooted in my own personal experiences, I want to dig deep below the layers of cultural and ethnic identity to find the common thread that connects us all. I especially want to explore the ways food, tribe, and family becomes a means to our survival as human beings.

I know I am the lucky one to have survived two major wars – the one raging in my body during cancer treatment and the one in the faraway land of my parents' memories. This short film is ultimately a tribute to life and to anyone who’s doubted that healing can take place in the darkest of moments, or needed a telling of a story where love is the ultimate medicine.