At the height of the AIDS epidemic, the rate of HIV infection among Asian-Pacific Islanders was the fastest growing among all ethnic groups, and yet there were no prevention and education programs targeting them in Massachusetts.
Based in Boston, MA, The Genki Spark is a multigenerational pan-Asian women's arts and advocacy group that uses Japanese taiko drumming, creativity, and personal stories to empower all people. This film is a look into the experiences of Asian women in America, exploring issues of race, culture, and identity. It is a story about embracing the uniqueness of every individual with the support of a sisterhood, claiming one's culture, empowering those voices often kept silent, and sharing that strength with the community to advocate respect for all. Read more about Genki here: