Artist Projects


Spencer Nakasako

Refugee is told from the viewpoint of young Southeast Asian-Americans, born in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, who fled to America. The last of a transitional refugee generation born in Southeast Asia, they have younger American-born sisters and brothers and are now beginning to raise American children of their own. Their earliest childhood memories and the cultural traditions of their parents link them to a home of the past, but their future is in the United States.

Project Updates

  • 2010: Refugee screens at Museum of Modern Art in New York as part of Creative Capital film festival

  • 2003: Refugee is screened at the San Francisco Asian American Film Festival

  • 2003: Refugee is screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival