In this second part of The San Diego International Film Fest coverage, we talk about two main features that focus on the effects of bullying on Asian and Asian American youth. Continue reading two film fest selections focus on bullying that modern asian youth face
The 2020 San Diego International FilmFest was all virtual this year! Well, mostly. Like 80% ish. These year’s selection of Short Films were all direct and to the point, featuring stories from various cultures and storytelling. Here are the Asian shorts.Continue reading “stories of resilience are highlighted in these 8 short films”
For this portion of Filipino American History Month, we’re featuring Fil-Am director Eileen Cabiling and her directorial debut short film making rounds in the Los Angeles and New York City film festivals circuits this month. Here is asienne film reporter, Edrianne Wood with the scoop as she dissects the new short film, BASURERO on a one-on-one Q and A with director Eileen Cabiling.Continue reading “new short film paints a picture of a filipino fisherman facing a layered dilemma”
When High School Musical 2 first came out, I vividly remember the moment I found out that Vanessa Hudgens was half-Filipino and ran up to my mother, almost beaming. It was the first moment I saw someone who looked exactly like me in popular American culture.
Do you remember that bonding moment between mother and daughter in Crazy Rich Asians (CRA) where Rachel Chu (Constance Wu)’s mother gives sound advice to her daughter? As it turns out, the actress who plays the maternal character Kerry Chu, actress Kheng Hua, is a force of wit and wisdom not only on-screen but in real life as well.
Here is asienne‘s interview with the #irl Mama Chu.