Donald Young

Director of Programs

Donald Young is Director of Programs for the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). He oversees the organization’s programmatic work in public media including funding, filmmaker support, productions, and broadcasts for national PBS. Donald has been responsible for building CAAM’s capacity and reputation as a national producer of documentaries, independent feature films, and PBS series. Recent films include "The Chinese Exclusion Act" by Ric Burns and Lishin Yu, "Off the Menu: Asian America" by Grace Lee, and "Daze of Justice" by Michael Siv. CAAM’s award-winning productions have received support from the MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Doris Duke Foundation, the NEA, the NEH, and more. Upcoming projects include "Muslim Youth Voices Project" by Musa Syeed, and "The Asian Americans," a definitive history series for PBS co-produced with Renee Tajima-Peña and WETA.  Donald just wrapped production on an independent feature directed by Wayne Wang.