Directed by Rebecca Wear
Cast: Hannah Chodos, Traci Akemi Kato-Kiriyama, Steve Jun, Tane Kawasaki, West Liang and Brian Sounalath
The story of a mother faced with a brutal decision. Based on a true story out of Rosemead, California, a terminal cancer diagnosis forces a first-generation Laotian immigrant to confront her son's schizophrenia. The Wicked One explores the piercing isolation experienced by single mothers, the shame around mental illness that often plagues Asian families, and the heft of having to carry your culture with you in a foreign land.