Our AAPI Heritage Heroes special highlights seven incredible AAPIs who inspire through unwavering displays of resilience, creativity, courage, and heart.
Heritage Heroes is a creative, inspiring program that centers heroes from AAPI communities to share the stories of their work, their world and their wish for the future for a better America. Directed by AAPI auteurs and artfully woven together, the TAAF AAPI Heritage Heroes special tells authentic tales of diverse leaders in our community.
TAAF's second annual AAPI Heritage Heroes special highlights seven incredible AAPIs who inspire through unwavering displays of resilience, creativity, courage, and heart. This cohort of heroes include trailblazers in arts, education, fashion, food, public service, and sports.
AAPI Heritage Heroes celebrates the AAPI community not only in front of the camera, but behind it. Seven AAPI directors and their mostly AAPI crews are each paired with an AAPI subject who resonates with their work and values. Each film is personally introduced with a heartfelt message from the directors.
This year’s AAPI Heritage Heroes will introduce a “Community Trailblazer” hero, a leader in the AAPI community who was nominated and selected by our audience. We are proud to announce our inaugural “Community Trailblazer” is Tony DelaRosa, an award-winning, Filipino American Anti-Bias & Anti-Racist Educator, spoken word poet, and author of the forthcoming book: “Teaching the Invisible Race: Embodying a Pro-Asian American Lens in Schools.”
If you’d like to nominate a hero or suggest a director please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the 2022 edition of Heritage Heroes.