Feature documentary HEAR, EAT, HOME directed by Hsuan Yu Pan, is a lyric portrait of immigrant musicians and artists expressing themselves and connecting through art, music, and food. They are haunted and inspired by the upheavals they faced in their home countries. New challenges emerge and they follow new paths as they find their way in the United States. The project is supported by NYSCA Artist Grant 2023 and fiscally sponsored by Women Make Movies.
Director-Hsuan Yu Pan
Originally from Taiwan, New York City-based documentary filmmaker Hsuan Yu Pan loves to explore human stories through her lens. She worked as a segment producer at BRIC TV from 2011-2020.
During the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s (LMCC) Governors Island COVID-19 Response Residency program in 2021, Pan developed film projects related to migration and the pandemic, including Hear, Eat, Home and Alone/Together.
Her documentary film The Other Side of the Sea, about NYC-based immigrant musicians and artists responding to Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022, was invited by Belarusian-Swedish artist Ludmila Christeseva to screen in the Stockholm Design Week exhibition at The Royal Armory (Livrustkammaren) in February 2023. Alone/Together and The Other Side of the Sea were also exhibited during Taiwanese American Arts Council's From Island to Island artist residency on Governors Island in the summer of 2023.
Pan continues to work on stories related to immigrants and refugees and bring awareness of their human rights.
Kinan Azmeh (Musician & Composer, Syria), Kevork Mourad (Visual Artist, Syria), Kaoru Watanabe (Musician & Composer, USA), Irina Sheynfeld (Visual Artist, Ukraine), Alex Pryrodny (Musician & Composer, Ukraine)
Film Production Team
Hsuan Yu Pan (Director/Producer), Nancy Wolfe (Producer), Greg Mocker (Producer)