Votes for Verona

Verona Sagato-Mauga, a first-generation American business owner in Salt Lake County, Utah, campaigns to become the first Samoan to win a state legislative seat in the continental United States. 

The Our Stories, Our Voices microdoc series shows how people and communities break through the pull of cynicism and hopelessness around civic engagement to have their voices heard.

This series emphasizes hyperlocal governance, grassroots activism and participation, community movements, creative approaches to civic engagement, and elder and emerging voices in AANHPI communities across the United States.

Directed by Joseph Duque
Cinematography by Melissa Tinambacan