Helping others in her community prepare for the unknown even as she was dying of cancer, the ever-unconventional Sister Úna inspired people to live into their death.
Like many young Hmong Americans, a filmmaker searches to reconnect with her community’s shamanic traditions while working to build connections across racial and cultural lines.
Joua Lee Grande is a Minneapolis-based filmmaker who sheds light on underrepresented truths. Her work focuses on themes of identity and marginalized perspectives. She is currently a Jerome Hill Artist Fellow, a MediaJustice Network Fellow, and was a 2019 Diverse Voices in Docs Fellow. She is also a community educator and organizer.