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Sky Blossom

David Hyde Pierce, Montel Williams, Jean Tsien and Richard Lui, in Conversation with host Maria Teresa Kumar, with a special pre-recorded introduction from Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Jan 11, 2021

Watch an exclusive virtual talk about Sky Blossom with executive producers—David Hyde Pierce, Montel Williams, Jean Tsien, plus director Richard Lui (MSNBC anchor). Hosted by MSNBC Contributor/Columnist Maria Teresa Kumar (Voto Latino CEO). With special pre-recorded comments by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Sky Blossom follows five students over three years, from Latino, Black, Asian, Native, and White American families in the military community. During a year of wide-reaching headlines of George Floyd, these families’ multicultural stories of homelessness, poverty, life and death, and more give us a look into what it means to be a Person of Color, a caregiver, a veteran, and more.

“Viewers often say they cry, but because they are so inspired by the courage the students in the film demonstrate,” director Lui says.

Learn why the Oscars qualified film has rare bipartisan support with Official Honorary Congressional Co-Chairs that include Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell coming together. Hear Pelosi, Pierce, Williams, Tsien, and Lui discuss the film and its personal significance for each of them—along with stories that didn’t make it into the film, the state of caregiving during the pandemic, and what we can do to support these young heroes.

Named by Variety as a Top Contender for the 2021 Awards Season, the feature documentary about caregivers was made by caregivers with 80 percent of the film team having a caregiving experience. The doc shines a light on students who have devoted their lives to taking care of family members with disabilities. These student heroes number over five million.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi is the 52nd Speaker of the House of Representatives, having made history in 2007 …

David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce is an actor and comedian who has worked extensively in films, television and on the stage …

Montel Williams

Montel Williams earned his media celebrity status as an inspirational Emmy Award winning television personality …

Jean Tsien

Born in Taiwan and based in New York, Jean Tsien has been working in documentary for 35 years as an editor, producer, and consultant …

Richard Lui

Richard Lui is a journalist, anchoring at MSNBC and NBC News and has covered many of the network’s major breaking stories …

María Teresa Kumar

María Teresa Kumar is the founding president of Voto Latino. She is an activist, social entrepreneur, and Emmy-nominated MSNBC contributor …

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