David Siev makes his directorial debut documenting his family in “Bad Axe” from IFC Films.  It is really a story of an Asian-American family struggling to keep their local restaurant afloat amidst racial tensions and the COVID-19 pandemic.  But the film goes deeper than that and creates an entertaining and thought-provoking examination of the American Dream.

I spent some time with the filmmaker as he wittingly takes us inside the making of “Bad Axe,” definitely one of the best documentaries I have seen this year.

“Bad Axe” will be released by IFC Films on November 18.