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Mr. Cao Goes to Washington

Associate Producer
Feature doc commissioned by the Center for Asian American Media and broadcast on PBS

What happens when the naiveté of a political rookie clashes with the realities of racial and partisan politics of the South? S. Leo Chiang’s Mr. Cao Goes to Washington is a fascinating character study of Congressman Joseph Cao, a Vietnamese American Republican elected by surprise in an African American Democratic district in New Orleans. Will Cao make it through his term with his idealism intact?

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