Richard Lui’s Documentary Film ‘SKY BLOSSOM: Diaries of the Next Greatest Generation’

The documentary film SKY BLOSSOM: Diaries of the Next Greatest Generation will premiere on November 11th in salute of Veterans Day and National Family Caregivers Month, honoring the 24.5 million children and millennials who step forward as caregiving heroes to care for family members.

Led by award-winning MSNBC journalist Richard Lui in his directorial debut, SKY BLOSSOM: Diaries of the Next Greatest Generation follows five families across the U.S. whose children are helping to provide essential care services often seen only in hospitals for veteran family members at home. Named a “Top Documentary Feature Contender” by Variety Magazine, the documentary highlights how these young care heroes – cheerleaders, part-time workers and college students – are living double lives, quietly growing up as America’s next greatest generation.

On November 11th, SKY BLOSSOM: Diaries of the Next Greatest Generation will make its world premiere in Washington, DC at a first-ever drive-in cinema event at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It will also be available to moviegoers at complementary screenings across the 50 states for one night only. A list of theaters can be found at

Richard Lui. Photo by Lia Chang

Sky Blossom: Diaries of the Next Greatest Generation, is a raw, candid look at the millions of teens and millennials caring for injured veterans and service members in homes across America. It’s also a highly personal documentary for the filmmaker, award-winning MSNBC news anchor Richard Lui. Lui’s own experience of caring for his disabled father inspired him to explore how military kids and teens cope with providing this kind of care for injured parents every day, and how they are struggling to find balance in their lives as a result of these injuries. The families featured in Sky Blossom share a new perspective of what it means to be a military family and the film reveals rare insights into the experiences of military children nationwide.

Richard Lui and Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The CactusThe Language LessonThe Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.

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