What happens when the naiveté of a political rookie clashes with the realities of racial politics of the American South and ultra-partisan struggles in Washington DC? MR. CAO GOES TO WASHINGTON follows the unexpected journey of Rep. Joseph Cao–the first Vietnamese American elected to the US Congress, the only non-white House Republican of the 111th Congress, and the only Republican to vote for President Obama’s Health Care Reform Bill. Will Cao keep his integrity and idealism intact?

A Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) co-production.

“An engrossing documentary…”

—Robert Silva, IndieWire

“Lively and engaging!”

—Dennis Harvey, Variety