I am a writer, artist, filmmaker and critic. Many of my writings are auto-ethnographic, in which I use my personal and familial experiences to discuss collective cultural memory. With compassion, I delve into the topics of institutional oppression and generational trauma. As a filmmaker, my methods are informed by making documentaries and writing essays. I “write” — or, in other words, compose films with image, sound and caption. To me, composition is two-folded: not only do I employ the viewfinder to compose the rectangular image, I use the process of film editing to elaborate the amorphous relationships among visual, audial and textual surfaces. A literary equivalent of my films would be the prose poem, a form in which narratives emerge out of associative imagery. Themes I contemplate through my films include home, personal agency, language and time.