CANADIAN ETHNIC MEDIA ASSOCIATION

Voices of Canada

Lydia Sun/Paul Nguyen

December 8, 2019

LYDIA SUN, Director; and Paul Nguyen, Producer of “Why Am I Still Alive?” recount the story of Tommy Sec, a Vietnamese man suffering from a rare condition and seeking MAID (Medical Assistance in Dying). It explores the unique physical and moral challenges of telling this important story to cultural communities where mental health and disability are often taboo subject matters.