A multi-chapter, collaborative documentary series by Schmoo Theune & Susann Tischendorf
A prism is an object that divides white light into its seven component colours. Every person has many layers to their identity, from who they say they are, who they think they are, to who they will ultimately decide they will be.
This is especially true for people who have grown up physically or culturally different from those around them, and those who feel split between their ethnic heritage and their current environment.
This series seeks to spark communication and empathy for this shared human experience.
More info at 14prisms.com
Visiting the capital as a toddler, a sacred pilgrimage we would often make as the perfect American family.
Scanning negatives of my parents’ wedding in 1967, South Korea. They moved to America the very next day.
My cousins prepare celebrations for my grandmother’s 90th birthday.
From my grandmother’s apartment in Fort Lee, New Jersey, where she lived in an intact Korean bubble for almost 40 years.
My violin, a symbol of Asian-American integration, diligence, talent and education.
Ganesha, a 2nd-generation Sri Lankan-German who grew up in the circus in the DDR. While retracing her grandfather’s story, she discovers more about herself and her place in the world.
Ganesha, a 2nd-generation Sri Lankan-German who grew up in the circus in the DDR. She is the family keeper of old photos, newspaper clippings, and other traces of her family’s past.
Ganesha, a 2nd-generation Sri Lankan-German who grew up in the circus in the DDR. A family photo with their beloved elephant.