ALT | Youth | International Shorts
A teen Vietnamese-American girl, confused by mass media about her self-image and pressured by her friends, must decide how she fits into the two worlds she inhabits. My-Linh wants to change her look, but what to do? With image of critical importance to most teens, First Generation examines what white culture in 1990’s America may have looked like from an Asian perspective. The film has an off-the-wall style, with some music video touches thrown in, that help convey the message about learning to be happy in your own skin, regardless of peer pressure, and make the film resonate beyond its target audience.