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 our youngest heroes: growing up a caregiver

sunday, September 29, 2019 at 2:15pm

Program #19

This first-person documentary is presented through the lens of a national news anchor, who comes from a military background and cares for his father long-distance. He embarks on a personal journey to shed light on the untold stories of these young caregivers confronting the same questions he does: How much can I sacrifice? And will I regret my choices? Will I let my loved one down?

Meet the filmmakers


DIRECTOR - Richard Lui

PRODUCER - Donald Young, Brian Yang, Hailey Lee, Alex Lo, Zachary Newman

CINEMATOGRAPHER - Eliana Alvarez Martinez

EDITOR - Michelle Chang, Jean Tsien



Richard Lui

Richard Lui is a journalist and news anchor for MSNBC and NBC News. In the early 2000s, he produced several long form documentary style shows for Channel NewsAsia similar to PBS’s Hardline. Topics included North Korea, mobile technology and tourism. At CNN he reported, field produced, and post produced two one-hour shows for Inside Africa focusing on various facets of Ghana’s changing economy.In more recent years, Richard’s enterprise pieces which are longer form have focused on gender equality, human trafficking and minority communities. His work has been recognized by these communities through awards, ambassador roles, speaking engagements and board assignments. In addition to these works, Richard’s news anchor role means he often co-produces each hour he hosts--building elements, writing scripts and leading the hour’s editorial arc. He has earned team Emmy and Peabody awards for his work, as well as Civil Rights awards from the NEA, Asian American Journalists Association, and AAJC (the Asian American equivalent of the NAACP) for his reporting. Before news, Richard was in business for 15 years--launching six new businesses over three technology cycles, and often as operations lead, building teams and infrastructure. Richard is first generation and the grandson of two undocumented immigrants who illegally bought their way into the U.S. a century ago--and as a result, his real name is Wong.