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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.
10.07.15 – New York, NY – Columbia Univ, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race; "Can" will screened in a psychology of race class, taught by adjunct professor of psychology Shinhee Han, PhD.
Director Pearl J. Park will be present for the post-screening Q&A.
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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 Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.
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 NJ Asian American Association for Human Services. 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.
03.12.13 – Oakland, CA – Eighth National Conference on QUALITY HEALTH CARE FOR CULTURALLY DIVERSE POPULATIONS: Achieving Equity in an Era of Innovation and Health System Transformation 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 Francis G. Lu, MD the Luke and Grace Kim Endowed Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, at University of California, Davis.
11.07–11.08.12 – Roanoke and Charlottesville, 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.
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 – "Taking the Taboo Out of Asian American Mental Health Issues" workshop with "Can" screening at 2012 Advancing Justice Conference "Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities on the Rise" 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 – "Can" 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 – "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.
06.23.12 – New York, NY – "Becoming Asian American: Exploring Identity in Global Society” 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 National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (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 – "Culture, Community, and Change," NY/NJ Asian Pacific American Medical Students 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 here.
01.04.11 "Giving Circles: Together We Make a Masterpiece" By Donna Rabin, an article on Vivanista.com, a web magazine focusing on women's philanthropies. Producer/director Pearl J. Park is interviewed.
11.08.10 Denver, CO "Social Justice" 2010 American Public Health Association (APHA) conference. 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. Westone of America's most provocative intellectuals and most well-respected champions for racial justicewas keynote speaker, on Pearl's blog.
11.04.10 New York, NY "Barriers to Asian American Mental Health Services," As-of-Right, a cable television program of the Manhattan Neighborhood Network. 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 Asian Women Giving Circle! Read about this grant in Pearl's blog. "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 NYU Asian Pacific American Studies Institute. 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 Pearl's blog
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 National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy, sponsored by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. To learn more about the Model Minority Myth, please read Pearl's blog.
09.10.09 Phoenix, AZ "Investing in a Healthier Arizona" Arizona Public Health Association Conference. Rough cut screening of Can sponsored by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. 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 National Empowerment Center. A 33-minute rough cut of Can is presented The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors sponsors our workshop featuring Walter Shwe, Nami Roberts, Can Truong and Pearl J. Park. Read about the filmmaker's experience at Pearl's Blog.
11.18.07 – Title 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 National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy. 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 Asian American Psychological Association conference. A 30-minute rough cut of Can is presented at this annual conference, invited by the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association.
03.01.07 Jersey City, NJ – Can wins a $120,000 grant award from the California Endowment. 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 National Association of Rights Protection and Advocacy. 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 California Institute of Mental Health. 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 – Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum, 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 National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association.
09.01.06 – New York, NY – "Art for Change: Filmmaker Pearl J. Park Breaks Taboos" – 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 – NY Asian American International Film Festival. A special screening of Can (formerly Among Our Kin) as a work-in-progress, plays at Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St., NYC. 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 National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. The trailer of Can is presented.