Poi Dog Lessons

May 27, 2022

By Lightbeam

Lightbeam is a storytelling platform on a mission to close the empathy gap! We feature artfully-crafted, shareable short documentaries that shine a light on compassionate people and acts of kindness. During these unprecedented times, Lightbeam is a welcome beacon to show us that the best of humanity always shines through.

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Troubled by the rise of anti-Asian sentiment during the pandemic, Maki’ilei Ishihara created “Poi Dog,” an animated video poem celebrating multiracial heritage. 

(Documentary courtesy of Lightbeam)

Directed, produced, written, filmed and edited by: Kimberlee Bassford

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