Seeds of Hope (2021)

Seeds of Hope follows a passionate Hmong community leader as she helps refugee families navigate the COVID pandemic, while planting seeds for a hopeful future. For more than a decade, Mayhoua Moua has worked to address high rates of chronic disease among Southeast Asian American women in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. But when COVID-19 hit, she pivots to meet the community's needs. We witness Mayhoua's heroic work to help refugees from Myanmar to survive, adapt, and thrive.

This documentary short was funded by the Asian American Documentary Network (A-Doc) as part of the A-Doc Storytelling Initiative: Asian American Stories of Resilience & Beyond. Seeds of Hope is available for streaming on A-Doc’s platforms and will broadcast on the PBS WORLD Channel this winter.

Credits

Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Devon Young Cupery

Producers
Lorna Young, Devon Young Cupery

Featuring
Mayhoua Moua

Editorial Consultant
Brad Lictenstein

Music
Stephen Keech

Lead Series Producer
Sarita Khurana

Series Producers
Victoria Chalk
Leo Chiang
Lailanie Gadia
Grace Lee
PJ Raval
Robert Winn

Associate Producer
Pallavi Somusetty

Story Consultant
Grace Lee

Production Assistant
Lily Qi