Jul 2, 2019
Three intimate conversations reveal how we deal with changes to our most deeply rooted identities, and how we tell the people who matter most.
Documentary filmmaker Patrick G. Lee tells Cathy about the unexpected ways that coming out affected his family.
Producer Preeti Varathan and her cousin Srinidhi unpack complicated feelings about their larger-than-life, coming-of-age musical performances.
Old college friends L and Sindhu reunite to talk about why they decided to cut off their hair.
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Thanks to Sindhu Gnanasambandan for the conversation with L, and all the members of our community panel who gave us feedback on these stories.
Produced by Julia Shu, Preeti Varathan, and Alex Laughlin
Edited by Cheryl Devall
Production support by James Boo
Sound engineering by Timothy Lou Ly
Theme music by Dorian Love
Music by Blue Dot Sessions and Epidemic Sound
Sound effects by Soundsnap
Self Evident is a Studiotobe production. Season 1 is presented by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), the Ford Foundation, and our listener community. Our show was incubated at the Made in New York Media Center by IFP.
About CAAM: CAAM (Center for Asian American Media) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. CAAM does this by funding, producing, distributing, and exhibiting works in film, television, and digital media. For more information on CAAM, please visit www.caamedia.org. With support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, CAAM provides production funding to independent producers who make engaging Asian American works for public media.