As an organization that has shared many immigrant and refugee stories from around the world, Pacific Arts Movement is deeply concerned by the President’s recent executive order restricting immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, as well as all refugees.

The mission of Pacific Arts Movement is to foster a more compassionate society and as such, we stand against policies rooted in xenophobia and prejudice. Instead, we encourage civic discourse and action that leads to a more inclusive and understanding community.

As events unfold in the wake of the executive order, filmmakers are picking up their cameras to document these stories as well as to shine a light on those who choose to fight for justice, diversity, inclusion, and compassion.

Pacific Arts Movement is committed to providing a platform for these filmmakers and others who capture stories of social justice from an Asian American perspective. This year, we renew that commitment with urgency and determination.