BE ABOUT IT
"When we're kids growing up, we're taught not to rock the boat."
BE ABOUT IT tells the stories of two men — news reporter Alan Wang and athlete AJ Jabonero — as they navigate living with hepatitis B. The disease looms both large and minute in the film, captured in life-altering and day-to-day moments. Startlingly intimate and quietly poignant, the paralleled narratives of Alan and AJ bring into focus the reach and cost of hepatitis B in the Asian American community.
Personalizing the growing epidemic, the film reveals the gaps of awareness and advocacy that silences discourse of a disease that is preventable and survivable. Both Alan and AJ cycle through burden and joy as they find their own ways of survival.
— Andrew Yeung