Video: Baun Mah’s “A Chink in the Armour”

Somehow, with all the embedded video clips of interracial dating movies and skits about Asian America, I missed Baun Mah’s 2005 short-film A Chink in the Armour, a kinda-sorta documentary about Chinese stereotypes and the tests he conducts as to whether Chinese Canadians (it takes place in Toronto) really live up to them.

Thankfully, Baum doesn’t take himself too seriously. While he has the required interviews with authors and professors, he also rounds up a bunch of Chinese volunteers to see whether all Asians really are good at math, drive badly, turn bright red when drinking or know kung-fu. (Seriously, even if you tire of the movie you’ll want to at least fast-forward it to the 21 minute mark. Trust me.)

(Hat tip: Scott Schiller, who is Canadian)

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