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HBO Asia Films: Martial Arts Film Anthology

By Liza Solberg Just in time for Lunar New Year, HBO will premiere its first two Chinese-language original productions in the U.S. on January 24: “Master of the Drunken Fist: Beggar So” and “Master of the Shadowless Kick: Wong Kei-Ying.” At 90 minutes long, each film is set at the end of the Qing Dynasty and shot in Chinese language. […]

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Instrumental Journeys, Asian-American Musicians

By Liza Solberg Follow three Asian-American musicians on their individual journeys to be discovered and find themselves. Whether fighting for social justice, rising to stardom or connecting with the music from their roots, Chris Iijima, Jake Shimabukuro and Florante share their stories through the beauty and power of music. “A Song for Ourselves“ This documentary follows […]

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Director Michael Siv on the Khmer Rouge Trials in ‘Daze of Justice’

By Ashlyn Perri More than 10 years ago, Michael Siv was one of the subjects in and filmmakers of the Spencer Nakasako-directed documentary “Refugee,” which centers around Siv and his quest to reunite with his father and brother in Cambodia. Siv, with another documentary already under his belt (“Who I Became,” 2003), directs his sophomore project “Daze of […]

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Sandra Oh, Grace Lee Talk Asian-American Representation in Hollywood

by Dino-Ray Ramos The topic of diversity and inclusion has been front and center in Hollywood. Black and Latino communities have been very vocal about their representation, but more recently, Asian-Americans are becoming more involved in the conversation, making their voices heard after years of being underrepresented in television, film and media. At the Center […]

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Watch Cricket with XFINITY On Demand!

Cricket is the one of the most popular sports amongst South Asian Americans, particularly those from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. The India vs. England series kicked off on November 9 and will run through December 20, so if you haven’t already, subscribe to XFINITY so you don’t miss a single moment! Match […]

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Watch ‘Crush The Skull’ on XFINITY this Halloween!

The following is a virtual round table discussion between three of the filmmaking team behind the movie “Crush the Skull:” producer Jimmy Tsai, director-writer-producer Viet Nguyen, and writer-actor Chris Dinh. Jimmy Tsai: It’s fitting in many ways that we have this unique opportunity to share the feature film version of “Crush the Skull” with the Comcast […]

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Here are your 2016 Interpretations Short Film Initiative Winners

by Anderson Le We are honored to finally reveal the winners of this year’s Interpretations Short Film Initiative, which were announced last night at the NBCUniversal Short Film Festival in Los Angeles. YOMYOMF creative director Philip Chung and Karen Horne, SVP of Talent Development & Inclusion at NBCUniversal, announced the winners during the opening remarks of […]

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