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Teen Filmmakers On Life As Children Of Immigrants

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Filmmakers Yolande Morrison and Josh Sun at CPR’s studios on Oct. 15, 2019 in Centennial, Colo.

Films by two Colorado teenagers tell the stories of children caught between two worlds. "Love Me," is about Josh Sun's upbringing as the son of Chinese immigrants, the pressure he felt to succeed in school and his desire to forge his own path. "Finding Home" by Yolande Morrison is about Morrison's journey from Jamaica to Colorado Springs with her mother. It focuses on her transition to a country she says offers more opportunity, and her longing for the culture of her native land. Both teens made the films with the Youth Documentary Academy in Colorado Springs. They're part of a series called "Our Time," airing through December on Rocky Mountain PBS.