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To assemble the CAPE List, the two groups put out calls for submissions from filmmakers of Asian descent whose works include an Asian protagonist or at least two Asian characters.

“It’s a good time to be writing Asian American stories because there’s such a push for diversity right now,” he said.

But due to the scarcity of A-List Asian stars, Croll said, it can be difficult to generate interest in an Asian protagonist.

“Mother-Daughter,” the feature script by Tricia Lee, explores an unlikely friendship that develops between an undocumented Asian mother and a transgender teen.

Lee’s screenplay explores the unlikely friendship between an undocumented Asian mother and a transgender teen.

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