“Model Minority” is an independent drama film released in 2012, directed by Lily Mariye. The film explores the experiences of Asian-American teenagers as they navigate the pressures of academic success, cultural expectations, and social isolation.
The film stars Nichole Bloom as Kayla, a high school student who feels like an outsider among her peers, despite her academic achievements. She befriends a group of students who are also struggling with their identities and cultural expectations.
The plot of “Model Minority” deals with issues such as racism, self-esteem, and mental health, as the characters grapple with the pressures of achieving success in a society that often stereotypes and marginalizes them.
“Model Minority” received positive reviews from critics, with praise given to its honest portrayal of Asian-American youth and their struggles. The film was also noted for its strong performances and direction. However, the film had limited release and distribution, and did not have a significant box office impact.
Duration: 94 min.