They Call Us Bruce 179: They Call Us Bad Axe

Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America.

What's up, podcast listeners? We've got another episode of our podcast They Call Us Bruce. (Almost) each week, my good friend, writer/columnist Jeff Yang and I host an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America, with a strong focus on media, entertainment and popular culture.

In this episode, we welcome filmmaker David Siev, director of the documentary Bad Axe, a pandemic portrait of his own family in rural Michigan as they fight to keep their American dream alive. He talks about telling his family's multi-generational story through the lens of America's very real and very current racial tensions, dealing with actual local white supremacists, and making a film that weirdly folded in on itself partway through production.

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