What’s the first thing you think of when you hear “Filipino?” Is it the tropics? Islands? California? New Jersey? New York? Manny Pacquiao? Jollibee? What about immigrants? Domestic helpers? Director Michael Manese talked about Filipino representation on the big screen and the nitty-gritty challenges that Filipino women (Filipinas) face as domestic workers with his new film The Pleasure of Being Served.
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, NYC’s Katra Film Series is hosting a one day event this Saturday, May 18th in Brooklyn. The sidebar event is divided into two screening blocks featuring 10 films that center around AAPI stories (more details below). Continue reading “aapi women stories at katra film series in nyc”
Does being Asian truly rock? A new YouTube web series is here to answer that question for you. In a brand new 13-episodal short and sweet narrative is a two to three-minute web series called Asian Rocks that is your newest obsession…er something new to binge-watch while you’re waiting on the subway (NYC), or the Metro (LA).
asienne caught up with the founder and producer of Asian Rocks, Wizeman Khensu in this candid interview.
If there’s a Filipina director making rounds in Hollywood right now–someone with both an acting and film background–it’s none other than West Palm Beach-born and USC grad, Maritte Go.
Asian women take center stage in this year’s HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries‘ top three winners’ narratives. HBO APA visionaries is a film competition that highlights Asian Pacific American voices. It allows Asian filmmakers to showcase their talents telling stories in the format of short films for a chance to have it broadcasted to a worldwide audience. Here are this year’s winners: