Monthly Archives: March 2013

CAAMFest 2013: Xmas Without China

I think I first heard of this Xmas Without China documentary project via Kickstarter. The feature documentary takes place right before December of some recent year around the Christmas holiday in Arcadia, California, a neighborhood that used to be predominantly … Continue reading

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Quentin Lee’s Documentary Short ‘A Woman on Canyon Sam’ on YouTube

“A Woman Named Canyon Sam” is a testament to a woman who passionately committed herself to social change from a young age, chronicling her first coming out as a young Asian American lesbian in the seventies — one of the … Continue reading

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CAAMFest 2013: Seeking Asian Female documentary

I finally got to see Seeking Asian Female, the documentary film by San Francisco Bay Area-based director Debbie Lum. The film had debuted at South by South West (SXSW) last year and review by a fellow 8asians blogger Dino and … Continue reading

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Rant: Film Festivals, Ethnic Studies, Political Correctness, and Race

I consider myself a professional Asian American, which means that I work in the “community.” There are positives and negatives that come with being a professional Asian American. The biggest negative is that people tend to rant at me about … Continue reading

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NAAS: Asian American Support for Immigration Reform

One of the reasons why President Obama was able to get re-elected in November was his stance on immigration reform, and certainly the Republican Party learned its lessons as the Hispanic vote overwhelmingly supported Obama with over 71% of the … Continue reading

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Trailer for ‘Boystown’ Web Series: Episode “Gaysian”

Boystown is the working title for a proposed web series about 3 gay men, with the lead character being an Asian Canadian. The three lead actors are Richard Lee, Adamo Ruggiero, and Ben Lewis and the footage is from a … Continue reading

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CAAMFest 2013: High Tech, Low Life

After catching the fantastic LINSANITY documentary film during the kickoff of CAAMFest 2013, I caught the two films Comrade Kim Goes Flying and High Tech, Low Life on Saturday night.

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Asian America in 2013: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? Part 4: Cosmos, Chronos, and Telos

Culture is like water in a river flowing, and as we can infer, you can’t step into the same river twice. Take a glass of river water, throw it in another river, run out and grab it, then throw it … Continue reading

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CAAMFest 2013: Comrade Kim Goes Flying

After catching the fantastic LINSANITY documentary film during the kickoff of CAAMFest 2013, I caught the two films Comrade Kim Goes Flying on Saturday night.

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Bullying and Teen Suicide in South Korea

From Time: “A 15-year-old high schooler, only identified by his surname Choi, jumped out of his apartment home in the southeastern city of Gyeongsan last Monday after being bullied for roughly two years. His death — the second youth suicide … Continue reading

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Asian America in 2013: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? Part 3: All Boundaries Are Conventions

There is a necessity to bind Asian America by ideals and a tangible goal worth pursuing rather than strictly by race. For one, Asian America is diverse, not in terms of race and the many cultural groups people are descended … Continue reading

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New York City Comptroller John Liu Annouces Bid for Mayor

New York City comptroller John Liu announced recently that he is running for mayor, which is not a surprise, since he has always seemed to have openly expressed his ambitions for higher office. As the first Asian American to be … Continue reading

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