Binge-watch These Asian American Political Docs

by Neelanjana Banerjee After two straight weeks of GOP and Democratic convention mania, there are few moments that seem to really have resonated virally with the public. One that stands out is at the DNC—the heart-breaking and direct speech by Khizr Khan, father of Captain Humayun Khan, who died in Iraq in 2004 trying to protect his men […]

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Top 5 Reasons You Need To Watch the Bollywood Award-Winner ‘Bajirao Mastani’

by Ritu Mediratta The International Indian Film Awards (IIFA) is one of India’s most talked about Bollywood award shows, and this year, on June 25, the 17th annual IIFA 2016 was held in Madrid, Spain. The period film “Bajirao Mastani“ took home the top honors with 13 wins, including Best Actor (Female) and Best Actor (Male) trophies for Deepika Padukone and […]

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An XFINITY Asia Tribute to the Late Iranian Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami

Cinefiles mourned this weekend when news spread that award-winning Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami passed away on July 4, 2016 after undergoing treatments for gastrointestinal cancer. Just last week, Kiarostami was among 683 film-makers asked to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, an honor that many felt was a long time coming for the internationally-respected […]

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Merle Dandridge On Her First Leading Role in “Greenleaf”

by Mitzi Uehara Carter Merle Dandridge started her career on Broadway with leading roles in “Spamalot,” “Aida,” ‘Rent,” “Tarzan,” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Not only does she have singing chops, she shines on screen. Dandridge — who is biracial with an African American father and Korean and Chinese mother —  has been cast in recurring roles […]

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Asian LGBTQ Films to Watch for Pride Month!

June is Pride Month, and we at XFINITY Asia have a number of excellent film recommendations for you to help celebrate and support our friends and family in the LGBTQ community. Check it out! “To Be Takei” – A documentary chronicling the epic life of George Takei, from a child in Japanese American internment camps, […]

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