FIRST VOTE at The Nightlight Virtual Screening Room

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FIRST VOTE is a character-driven verité documentary with unparalleled access to a diverse cross section of politically engaged Chinese Americans: a gun-toting Tea Party-favorite candidate courting GOP votes in the South; a podcaster in Ohio who became a citizen in order to vote for Trump; a long-haired journalist confronting Chinese Americans for Trump after moving to a battleground state; and a University of North Carolina professor teaching about race and racism in the US. The film weaves their stories from the presidential election of 2016 to the 2018 midterms, and explores the intersections between immigration, voting rights and racial justice.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    60 minutes
  • Country
    United States
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  • Director
    Yi Chen
  • Producer
    Yi Chen
  • Cinematographer
    Yi Chen
  • Editor
    Yi Chen, Kristina Motwani, Bryan Chang
  • Composer
    Ryan Blotnick