Nominees for the Comcast Narrative Competition at CAAM Fest Announced

By Liza Solberg “The Comast Narrative Competiton at CAAM Fest highlights the diversity and ingenuity of modern cinema and recognizes excellence in narrative filmmaking.” —CAAM Fest 2017 Program Guide This year’s nominated films explore the universal search for identity through rights of passage, friendship, history and community. Here are the nominated films. “CARDINAL X“ Set in the […]

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Valentine’s Day Collection on X1 and XFINITY Asia

By Liza Solberg Love is in the air! Check out the Valentine’s Day Collection, featuring love stories of all ages and time periods, on XFINITY Asia and the X1 International page . Here are three Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) curated love stories you won’t want to miss!   ‘Love, NY‘ A bartender who no longer sees […]

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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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