Yai Nin

YAI NIN is a documentary short film about a Thai businesswoman and family matriarch, Ninlawan Pinyo. She is the proprietor of a brand of Thai sausage made in Chiang Mai and has lived above her factory her entire life. She is a woman whose quiet success propelled a generation of children to study and live in the United States. She is the tether to an Asian American family’s maternal culture. While her relationship with her children—all now American with their own kids—is strained by distance, she takes on the role of mother figure for the workers and caretakers that live and work around her.

Bonus Content


  • Champ Ensminger
  • Champ Ensminger is a Thai American filmmaker born in Chiang Mai and raised in Spokane, Washington. He is currently part of the production team at Seattle creative agency World Famous, creating content for brands like T-Mobile, Microsoft, and Amazon.
  • Producer

    • Gerald Ensminger
    • Styles Upon Styles
    • Michael Peak
    • Kristy Peak
    • Alec Ansusinha
    • Michele Choy
  • Writer

    • Champ Ensminger
  • Cast

    • Ninlawan Pinyo

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