Black Sheep (2012) by Naomi Moser – Final Media Project for Asian Americans in Media, MS100PZ, Fall 2012
For my final project I would like to create a video in which I will follow and document the daily life of a friend I made in class this year. Her father is Chinese and her mother is white. She grew up in a wealthy community where the majority of her peers were white. I want to see how her Chinese American identity factors in to her life here as a college student. I want to know about her family history but I do not want to question her directly about her Asian American identity. I would rather just observe and chat with her and see what she chooses to share and through that type of interaction, gain a better understanding of her identity. I want to find out if she is involved in an organized Asian American community on campus or if she has created one of her own through a group of friends since coming here. I guess I’d like to know if coming to the west coast and having much greater contact with other Asian Americans changed her feelings about being Chinese American and how.
Excerpted from student’s project proposal
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