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A Special Jury Award Winner at the 2019 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, ORIGIN STORY is available to watch for free on Amazon Prime. Learn more at originstorydoc.com

Actor/writer/podcaster Kulap Vilaysack explores her tangled family tree to find out who she is. When Vilaysack was 14, she took her father’s side in an argument and her mother replied, “Why are you defending him? He’s not your real dad.” 20 years later, she’s ready to learn what that means.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    106 minutes
  • Language
    English, Lao
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Kulap Vilaysack
  • Producer
    Erica Kraus, June Diane Raphael
  • Cinematographer
    Jonathan Nicholas
  • Editor
    Oona Flaherty, Ian Kornbluth
  • Music
    Steve Jablonsky, Michael Daniel Cassady