Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Time: 9:30 PM
Location: CGV CINEMAS – Theater 1
Address: 621 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/285122118241863/
Buy tickets: http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/uploaded_the_asian_american_movement_2012
This film is one of many great films screening as part of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA. TaiwaneseAmerican.org is proud to support this documentary, which features several young prominent Taiwanese and Asian American YouTube stars including Kevin Wu aka “KevJumba” and Wong Fu Productions as well as our talented media friends George Shaw, Lynn Chen, and many more.
UPLOADED: THE ASIAN AMERICAN MOVEMENT
Directed by Kane Diep. Produced by Farah Moriah and Julie Zhan. Edited by Rommel Andaya and Mark Gadia
Five years ago, it was hard to name more than 10 recognizable Asian entertainers in mainstream America and the few that could be named only played stereotypical roles like the nerd or the martial artist. Even more problematic was the lack of acknowledgement of this problem by the general public. However, in the past few years, groups of young Asian American artists are emerging in entertainment with roots in new media, specifically YouTube. They are taking action into their own hands and redefining how Asian Americans are perceived and valued in society. This documentary explores the visibility of Asian Americans in pop culture since the inception of new media and focuses on the current struggles and successes of important Asian Americans in the areas of music, film, and dance.
To bring the film to your college, please inquire: [email protected]