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LA Times' Film Critic Justin Chang and Film Reporter Jen Yamato debate 'Ghost in the Shell' and the dangers of Hollywood Whitewashing

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LA Times' Film Critic Justin Chang and Film Reporter Jen Yamato debate 'Ghost in the Shell' and the dangers of Hollywood Whitewashing
April 6, 2017 Los Angeles What does the current crop of film and TV shows accused of whitewashing Asian roles say about Hollywood’s ongoing diversity crisis? L.A. Times film critic Justin Chang and film reporter Jen Yamato sat down to discuss the latest example of the issue - Scarlett Johansson’s casting as a futuristic cybernetic cop in Paramount’s “Ghost in the...

Disney Animator Tyrus Wong 1910 - 2016

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Disney Animator Tyrus Wong 1910 - 2016
December 30, 2016  Los Angeles  One of America's most celebrated Chinese American artists of the 20th century, Tyrus Wong has died at age 106. Despite his immense artistic talents and signficant contributions to Walt Disney's "Bambi," as well as other works such as “The Sands of Iwo Jima” (1949), “Rebel Without a Cause” (1955) and “The Wild Bunch” (1969), his...

2016 - The Year That Launched A Movement

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2016 - The Year That Launched A Movement
December 29, 2016 Photo: Asian American Demonstrators San Francisco Bay Area Circa 1968  2016 will go down in history as the year that sparked a movement. This was the year that Asian Americans came together en masse to fight for fair representation and visibility in our American society, and to stop racist, irresponsible and inaccurate coverage of our communities in the press, and...

I Was Never Jackie Chan, and I'm Not Jeremy Lin - New York Times commentary by Andrew Keh, Video by Yousur Al-Hlou and John Woo

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I Was Never Jackie Chan, and I'm Not Jeremy Lin - New York Times commentary by Andrew Keh, Video by Yousur Al-Hlou and John Woo
October 25, 2016 As Jeremy Lin takes to the basketball courts for the Brooklyn Nets just minutes from Manhattan where "Linsanity" began back in 2012 when he played for the New York Knicks, New York Times filmmakers Yousur Al-Hlou and John Woo produced this video looking back on it - "the good, the bad and the gaffes."  Accompanying the video is commentary by New York Times writer...

Jeremy Lin and Brooklyn Nets Teammates Show Solidarity Against Violence in Minority Communities

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Jeremy Lin and Brooklyn Nets Teammates Show Solidarity Against Violence in Minority Communities
Photo Credit by Suzanne Joe Kai - Jeremy Lin in the locker room faces press at Madison Square Garden March 11, 2012 October 7, 2016 - Brooklyn Jeremy Lin, the Brooklyn Nets new point guard and his team mates stood with locked arms around each other's shoulders in a show of solidarity against violence in minority communities as the Natonal Anthem played before the first preseason game...