Roots That Reach Toward The Sky Jess X. Snow, Kit Yan

When her mother’s Chinese Traditional Medicine shop gets vandalized, Kai, a young botanist is thrust in the middle of her immigrant mother’s grief and her muralist partner’s quest for community catharsis. Throughout the course of a day, Kai must find the healing she most resists and confront her role in the community.

A matriarchal inter-generational drama about how the diasporic plants that are considered “invasive species” can actually bring us profound healing.


Director: Jess X. Snow
Writers: Jess X. Snow and Kit Yan





Feature Films

A science focused teaching framework for short and feature films, all of which have received awards from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for their depictions of scientific themes or characters.