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PURCHASE A DVD OF "CAN"

Special 25% discount for California-based organizations.

Educational Institutions (Universities and Colleges) and Government Entities $285 for Educational DVD

Community Organizations and Nonprofits $150 for Community/Nonprofit DVD

Public Libraries and High Schools $100 for Public Library DVD

Home DVD $35 for individuals and households

HOST A SCREENING

If you're interested in hosting a screening at your university, educational institution, nonprofit, library, home, hospital, or wherever, please complete this "Host a screening of 'Can'" form. If you would like, you can invite Can Truong the subject of the film and/or the producer/director Pearl J. Park to the screening for a post-screening Q&A.

UPCOMING SCREENINGS

04.28.16 – Boston, MA – Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Psychiatry Center for Diversity Spring Speaker Series present a screening of "Can"" and discussion with Justin Chen, MD, MPH; Josephine M. Kim, PhD; Catherine Vuky, PhD; Pata Suyemoto, PhD; and producer/director Pearl J. Park at MGH O’Keefe Auditorium, 55 Fruit Street (Main Campus), 1st Floor, from 6-8PM. Doors open at 5:45PM. This program is funded in part by the American Psychiatric Association SAMHSA funded Minority Fellowship Program. Please RSVP through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/186997151684832/ Contact: Dr. Juliana Chen at jchen21@partners.org.

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PAST EVENTS

04.05.16 –Davis, CA – University of California Davis Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Diversity Advisory Committee Meeting presents Can: A Vietnamese-American's First-Person Account of Bipolar Disorder and the Path Toward Recovery: Applying the DSM-5 Outline for Cultural Formulation screening and discussion with cultural psychiatry scholar Dr. Francis G. Lu..

04.04.16 – Berkeley, CA – University of California Berkeley presents Can screening and panel discussion with interdisciplinary scholar, Karen Nakamura, Ph.D., Robert and Colleen Haas Distinguished Chair in Disability Studies and Professor of Anthropology; Paige Lee, Ph.D.; Lisa Min, LMFT; and producer/director Pearl J. Park. Sponsored by the Office of Ethics, Risk, and Compliance (OERCS through the Disability Compliance Office), the Program in Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (HIFIS) Disability Cluster, the Vice Chancellor of Equity and Inclusion, and the Student Parent Resource Center; and promoted by the Mental Health Coalition.

03.31.16 – Sylmar, CA – Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Psychiatric Grand Rounds presents Can: A Vietnamese-American's First-Person Account of Bipolar Disorder and the Path Toward Recovery: Applying the DSM-5 Outline for Cultural Formulation screening and discussion with cultural psychiatry scholar Dr. Francis G. Lu. and producer/director Pearl J. Park.

03.30.16 – Los Angeles, CA – University of Southern California (USC) presents Can screening and discussion with clinical psychologist Quade Yoo French, Ph.D.; and producer/director Pearl J. Park. Sponsored by USC organizations and departments: Vietnamese American Students Association; Academic Culture Assembly; the Asian American Student Center: Asian Pacific American Students Services; Department of American Studies and Ethnicity; and the School of Social Work.

03.29.16 – Claremont, CA – Claremont Colleges, Department of Asian American Studies presents Can screening and discussion with producer/director Pearl J. Park.

03.29.16 – Torrance, CA – Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Psychiatric Grand Rounds presents Can: A Vietnamese-American's First-Person Account of Bipolar Disorder and the Path Toward Recovery: Applying the DSM-5 Outline for Cultural Formulation screening and discussion with cultural psychiatry scholar Dr. Francis G. Lu. and producer/director Pearl J. Park.

03.23.16 – New York, NY – Documentary Forum of City College of New York, Maysles Cinema, and Third World Newsreel present Can screening and discussion with producer/director Pearl J. Park and editor Xuan T. Vu.

02.05.16 – San Jose, CA – Santa Clara County, Department of Mental Health, Psychiatric Grand Rounds presents Can: A Vietnamese-American's First-Person Account of Bipolar Disorder and the Path Toward Recovery: Applying the DSM-5 Outline for Cultural Formulation screening and discussion with cultural psychiatry scholar Dr. Francis G. Lu. and producer/director Pearl J. Park.

02.05.16 – Los Altos, CA – Palo Alto University doctoral psychology program presents Can screening and discussion with producer/director Pearl J. Park.

02.04.16 – San Jose, CA – Asian Americans for Community Involvement presents Can" screening and discussion with producer/director Pearl J. Park.

10.15.15 – San Francisco, CA – Northern California Psychiatric Society Committee on Asian-American Issues present Can': A Vietnamese-American's First-Person Account of Bipolar Disorder and the Path Toward Recovery: Applying the DSM-5 Outline for Cultural Formulation screening and discussion on Thurs., Oct. 15, 2015 @7PM with cultural psychiatry scholar Dr. Francis G. Lu.

10.07.15 – New York, NY – Columbia University, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race; Can screened in a psychology of race class, taught by adjunct professor of psychology Shinhee Han, PhD.

05.17.15 – Toronto, ON –Can: A Vietnamese-American's First-Person Account of Bipolar Disorder and the Path Toward Recovery: Applying the DSM-5 Outline for Cultural Formulation media workshop on Sun., May 17, 2015 @8AM at American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting with cultural psychiatry scholar Dr. Francis G. Lu. Dr. Lu developed a cultural competency training presentation for psychiatrists using the characters in the film as case studies. For the download of the PowerPoint presentation, please click here.

05.08.15 – Boston, MA – Can screening at UMass Boston Institute for Asian American Studies commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of the resettlement of Southeast Asian refugees in the United States "40 Years Beyond War: Southeast Asian American Community Development" on Fri., May 8, 2015 @1PM.

05.05.15 – Lowell, MA – Can screening at UMass Lowell Center for Asian American Studies' commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of the resettlement of Southeast Asian refugees in the United States on Tues., May 5, 2015 @6PM.

04.19.15 – Anaheim, CA – As an official entry, Can will screen at the Viet Film Fest (www.vietfilmfest.org) on Sun., April 19, 2014 @11am at Anaheim Gardenwalk, 321 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802.

10.25.14 – Boston, MA – As an official entry, "Can" will screen at the Boston Asian American Film Festival (baaff.org) on Sat., October 25, 2014 @1pm at Paramount Center, Bright Screening Room, 559 Washington St., Boston, MA. Can Truong, the subject of the film, and Pearl J. Park, the producer/director, will be present post-screening for the Q&A. At 2:30pm, Pearl J. Park; Ursula Liang, director of "9-Man,"; Steven Kung, director of "A Leading Man,"; and Weiko Lin, executive producer of "100 Days"; will speak on a panel "Asian Americans in the Media" in the Wolff Auditorium at Tufts Medical Center.

10.24.14 – Worcester, MA – The Southeast Asian Coalition of Massachusetts (SEACMA) is pleased to present "Can" on Friday, Oct 24, 2014 @3:30pm at SEACMA , 484 Main St., Suite 400; Worcester, MA 01608. Can Truong, the subject of the film, will be present post-screening for the Q&A.

10.23.14 – Orlando, FL – Sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Southeast Pennsylvania, Alternatives, the largest annual conference of mental health consumers in the U.S., screened "Can" at 9pm at the Caribe Royale Hotel.

05.09.14 – Washington, D.C. – White House Asian American Behavioral Health Forum – Invited by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Pearl J. Park, producer/director, attended the Asian American Behavioral Health Forum at the White House.

04.29.14 – New York, NY – "Can" will screen on Tues., April 29, 2014 @ 7pm at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave, New York, NY 10003 for the April New York Women in Film and Television Monthly Screening Series. Tickets are $10 for General Admission and $6 NYWIFT Members. To purchase tickets in advance, please click here. Tickets are available at Anthology's box office on the day of the show. The box office opens 30 minutes before the first show of the day. Producer/director Pearl J. Park will be present for the post-screening Q&A and an after-party with cash bar and complimentary food at a nearby venue.

06.10.13 – Atlanta, GA — "Can " sponsored by the Illinois Chapter and the Multicultural and Diversity Committee of the . Post-screening discussion panel moderated by Lisa Razzano, PhD, Chair, Board of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. Panelists include: Nikki Pashka, MS, CRC, CPRP, Training Coordinator, iFOUR Employment Program, Chicago House and Social Service Agency; Dori Hutchison, ScD, LRC, Director of Services; Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston University; Pearl J. Park, Producer/Director; and Liz Smithhart, MC, CPRP, LPC, Director of SMI Programs, Magellan Health Services.

05.10.13 – Washington D.C. — White House Briefing on Asian American Pacific Islander Suicide Prevention and Mental Health – Invited by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) and the White House Office of Public Engagement, producer/director Pearl J. Park and Can Truong, the subject of the film "Can, " attended a Briefing on Suicide Prevention and Mental Health in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities at the White House on Friday, May 10, 2013. To read the press release, please click http://can-documentary.blogspot.com/2013/06/white-house-asian-american-pacific.html

05.09.13 – Washington D.C. — "Great Expectations: Exploring family dynamics and stress among Asian and Asian American populations " – a screening of "Can " and interactive forum sponsored by the American Psychological Association, Office for Ethnic Minority Affairs (OEMA) with Charissa Cheah, PhD; Matthew Miller, PhD; Myron Dean Quon, Esq; and Derek Iwamoto, PhD. Through its Ethnicity and Health in America Series (EHAS), OEMA is raising awareness concerning the chronic condition of stress among America’s Asian and Asian American populations. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the AARP Headquarters, Brickfield Center, 601 E Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20049. The forum, which is hosted in partnership with the DC’s Mayor’s Office on Asian American/Pacific Islander Affairs, the Montgomery County Asian American and Pacific Islander Health Initiative, will focus on family expectations and demands as it relates to stress.

04.27.13 – Edison, NJ — "Depression Among Asian Americans " sponsored by the Royal Albert's Palace, Edison, NJ; Screening of "Can " followed by a panel discussion to be moderated by Vasudev Makhija , MD, President, New Jersey Psychatric Association. Panelists: Soyeon Cho, PhD., Vice President, Korean American Behavioral Health Association; Maggie Luo, MA, National Alliance on Mental Illness of NJ, New Brunswick, NJ; Pearl Ji-hyon Park, Producer/Director, "Can "; Lawrence H. Yang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY.

04.12.13 – Edison, NJ — "National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards for Minority Populations sponsored by the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ; Screening of "Can" followed by presentations by producer/director Pearl J. Park about the intersection of disability and limited-English proficiency and a presentation about the prohibition against discrimination based on national origin, Title VI of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 by Cathleen G. Cachero, Equal Opportunity Specialist, Office for Civil Rights, Region II, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

03.12.13 – Oakland, CA – sponsored by DiversityRx. At the preconference Film Festival, Tues, March 12, 2013 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm, a preview of "Can" will be presented by the film's Lead Scientific Advisor and renowned cultural psychiatrist the Luke and Grace Kim Endowed Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, at University of California, Davis.

11.07–11.08.12 – Roanoke and Charlottesville, VA – "Can" sponsored by Office of Cultural and Linguistic Competency, State of Virginia Department of Behavioral Health. "Can" screening followed by a presentation about cultural competency by producer/director Pearl J. Park.

10.04.12 – New York, NY – Columbia Univ, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race; "Can" was screened in a psychology of race class, taught by adjunct professor of psychology Shinhee Han, PhD.

09.27.12 – Chicago, IL – workshop with "Can" screening at a joint project of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Asian American Justice Center, Asian American Institute, and Asian Law Caucus.

09.24-26.12 – Chicago, IL – screenings sponsored by departments of Disability Studies and Asian American Studies, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago on the Univ. of Illinois, Chicago, campus.

08.13–14.12 – Hampton and Richmond, VA – "Can" sponsored by Office of Cultural and Linguistic Competency, State of Virginia Department of Behavioral Health. "Can" screening followed by a presentation about cultural competency by producer/director Pearl J. Park.

06.23.12 – New York, NY – sponsored by Korean American Behavioral Health Association. Featured speakers were Yul Kwon, winner of the CBS reality 2006 TV show "Survivor: Cook Islands," renowned sociologist Samuel Noh, PhD, and producer/director Pearl J. Park. "Can" screening followed by a presentation about Asian American mental health by producer/director Pearl J. Park.

05.23-24.12 – Alexandria and Harrisonburg, VA – "Strengthening Our Response for Improved Refugee Mental Health Conference," "Can" sponsored by Office of Cultural and Linguistic Competency, State of Virginia Department of Behavioral Health. "Can" screening followed by a presentation about cultural competency by producer/director Pearl J. Park.

04.24.12 – Jersey City, NJ – "Health Equity and Civil Rights" Saint Peter's College, Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership. "Can" preview followed by a presentation about cultural competency by producer/director Pearl J. Park. Sponsored by the (nasmhpd.org).

04.25.11 – New York, NY – "Culture Matters," The New School, Student Counseling Center. "Can" preview followed by a presentation about cultural competency by producer/director Pearl J. Park.

04.18.11 – New Haven, CT – "Culture Matters," Yale University, Alliance for Southeast Asian Students (ALSEAS) "Can" film screening and presentation about cultural competency and healthcare by producer/director Pearl J. Park.

03.11.11 – New York, NY – NY/NJ regional conference. A rough cut 53 of "Can" is screened. Producer/Director Pearl J. Park speaks about the importance of cultural competency in medicine as the American population diversifies and culminates into a majority of people of color by 2050. To read her speech, click .

01.04.11 By Donna Rabin, an article on , a web magazine focusing on women's philanthropies. Producer/director Pearl J. Park is interviewed.

11.08.10 – Denver, CO – . Can is shown at the nation's oldest and largest organization of public health professionals, since December 2002. Read about the director's experience at APHA, where Princeton University Professor Cornel R. West—one of America's most provocative intellectuals and most well-respected champions for racial justice—was keynote speaker, on .

11.04.10 – New York, NY – "Barriers to Asian American Mental Health Services," As-of-Right, a cable television program of the . Producer/director Pearl J. Park is an invited guest on this talk show about socio-political issues in Manhattan, co-presenting with Doris Chang, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, The New School, New York, NY.

06.20.10 – New York, NY – Can wins a $10,000 grant from the ! Read about this grant in . "Asian Women Donors Grant $82,000 to NYC Artists and Non-Profits Committed to Activism Thru the Arts" Less than 1% of philanthropic dollars go to Asian American communities in the U.S. The Asian Women Giving Circle is a group of Asian American women pooling their money to fund other Asian women in NYC who use the tools of art to further a social equity goal.

03.11.10 – New York, NY – "Asian American Mental Health" panel at . Panelists: Irene Chung, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair, Casework Curriculum, Hunter College School of Social Work; Sel J. Hwahng, PhD, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia University; Duy Nguyen, MSW, PhD, Assistant Professor, Silver School of Social Work, NYU; Pearl J. Park, Producer/Director, Can; Tazuko Shibuzawa, MSW, PhD, Associate Professor of Social Work, NYU. Moderated by Nadia Islam, PhD, Deputy Director, Center for the Study of Asian American Health, NYU. Co-sponsored by: NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health. Read about this screening on

09.09.09 – Phoenix, AZ – "Deconstructing the Model Minority Myth," a workshop led by Producer/director Pearl J. Park and featuring Hyung Chol Yoo, PhD, Asst. Professor, Counseling Psychology, Arizona State University at the annual conference of sponsored by the . To learn more about the Model Minority Myth, please read Pearl's blog.

09.10.09 – Phoenix, AZ – "Investing in a Healthier Arizona" . Rough cut screening of Can sponsored by the . Read about the filmmaker's experience in Arizona Pearl's Blog.

10.31.08 – Buffalo, NY – "What Are the Issues for Asian Americans? Asian Americans Speak" 2008 Alternatives, the largest annual conference of people with mental illnesses, sponsored by the . A 33-minute rough cut of Can is presented Thesponsors our workshop featuring Walter Shwe, Nami Roberts, Can Truong and Pearl J. Park. Read about the filmmaker's experience at Pearl's Blog.

11.18.07Title Change – Name of documentary film changes from Among Our Kin to Can because Can Truong becomes the only subject for the documentary.

11.16.07 – Los Angeles, CA – "Passing The Torch: New Advocates, New Skills, New Alliances" annual conference of Can Truong is one of the keynote speakers. Pearl J. Park moderates the first workshop addressing the issues for Asian Americans with mental illnesses in the history of this organization with consumers: Can Truong, Emy Singson-Minami, and Nami Roberts. A 30-minute rough cut of Can is presented.

08.15.07 – San Francisco, CA – 2007 conference. A 30-minute rough cut of Can is presented at this annual conference, invited by the .

03.01.07 – Jersey City, NJ – Can wins a $120,000 grant award from the . Our project is now also fiscally sponsored by the Mental Health Association in California (mhac.org).

11.18.06 – Baltimore, MD – "Social Justice — THE TIME IS NOW!" annual conference of . Film subject, Can Truong speaks and the trailer Can is screened.

11.08.06 – San Francisco, CA – "Cultural Competence and Mental Health Summit XIV," presented by the . The trailer of Can plays at this conference, one of the largest on cultural competency and mental health in the nation.

09.14.06 – San Jose, CA – , the largest consortium of Asian Pacific American health organizations in the U.S. Producer/director Pearl J. Park speaks about Asian American mental health and screens the trailer Can at this annual conference, invited by the .

09.01.06 – New York, NY – ImaginAsian TV, the first 24/7 Asian American cable network, interviews director Pearl J. Park for their web magazine iatv.tv.

07.19.06 @6:30pm – New York, NY – . A special screening of Can (formerly Among Our Kin) as a work-in-progress, plays at Tribeca Cinemas, . Discussion moderated by Greg Pak, director/writer of Robot Stories.

06.30.06 – Washington DC – "Asian American Mental Health" workshop at the The Multicultural Summit of . The trailer of Can is presented.

 

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