What is it that ties us to the state where we currently live and adopt it as the one we're "from"? How does living in our states define us? States of America is a series of short documentaries--one from each of our 50 states--that ask these questions by featuring everyday people as diverse as the landscape in the places they call home.
I-Shüan grew up with a unique name in a multicultural family in a mostly-white Tennessee suburb. Her mom is from Taiwan, her dad is from California, her husband is from Utah, and her kids are from Korea. Living somewhere that embraces diversity became a high priority, and for her, Oregon has been just that place.
*States of America is created and produced by Brad Barber.
*Oregon is directed by Brad Barber, shot by Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber, edited by Jessica Marquis Bryant, with music by Micah Dahl Anderson. Title design by Brian Turley and Mark T. Lewis.