Cinema Asian America: Q&A with Linda Hattendorf on ‘The Cats Of Mirikitani’

In the spring of 2001, New York filmmaker Linda Hattendorf began videotaping stories told to her by a homeless, elderly Japanese-American man named Jimmy Mirikitani who lived on the streets near her home. Driven out of a curiosity about his life and drawings, little did she know that the documentary she would craft with him, […]

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Cinema Asian America: Tami Yeager Discusses ‘A Dream in Doubt’

Four days after the 9/11 attacks, Balbir Singh Sodhi was killed at his Phoenix area gas station in what was the nation’s post-9/11 hate murder. To his killer, Balbir Sodhi’s beard and turban-articles of his Sikh faith-symbolized the face of America’s new enemy. To his family and other Sikh Americans, Singh Sodhi’s murder would transform […]

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Internet Archive Shows Sept. 11 Coverage

By DAVID BAUDER, AP NEW YORK — For many in New York and Washington, Sept. 11, 2001, was a personal experience, an attack on their cities. Most everywhere else in the world, it was a television event. TV’s commemoration as the 10th anniversary approaches on Sunday puts that day in many different contexts. There is […]

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Cinema Asian America: Filmmaker Kenny Glenaan Talks Provocative Movie ‘Yasmin’

This month Cinema Asian America on XFINITY On Demand features a provocative movie that should sear a place in your memory:: British filmmaker Kenny Glenaan’s “Yasmin,” starring “The Good Wife’s” Archie Punjabi and written by Academy award-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”). Set in London, the film centers on Yasmin (Punjabi), a Pakistani British woman, […]

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Terrorist Attacks: A Universal Television Event

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK — The first indication of the horrors to come was a single camera shot that suddenly appeared on television sets throughout the world: a skyscraper bathed in the morning sun, smoke pouring from a ragged hole in its side. The images grew even worse, as the entire […]

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TV’s ‘Rescue Me’ Donates 9/11 Items To Smithsonian

WASHINGTON — Denis Leary donated props, costumes and other objects from his TV series “Rescue Me” to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History on Thursday because of the show’s connection to New York City firefighters after Sept. 11. Leary’s firefighter costume, helmet and tools are the first items included in the museum’s entertainment collection […]

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Jon Stewart Blasts Republicans, Welcomes 9/11 First Responders

On Monday night, Jon Stewart criticized the Republican Party’s hold-up of legislation that would fund health care benefits to 9/11 first responders. On Thursday’s “Daily Show” (the last of the year), Stewart once again blasted Republicans, as well as the news media for largely ignoring this issue. “None of the three broadcast networks have mentioned […]

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