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An intimate memoir challenges our memory of Iris Chang, the late author of The Rape of Nanking; and Lu Chuan brings the massacre to contemporary film.

Tammy Kim | Wed, Jun 22nd- 8:34am | Blogger Column, city of life and death, iris chang, lu chuan, memory, rape of nanking, trauma, Books Section, Film, Politics, Social Issues

DVD Review: The People I've Slept With

Quentin Lee's good ol’ fashioned hag-and-sassy-fag-unplanned-pregnancy-quest-for-true-love story.

Cynthia Brothers | Mon, May 16th- 10:07pm | DVD, DVD, film, Karin Anna Cheung, movie review, Quentin lee, Culture, Film, Issue 23: Bittersweet - Spring 2011, Media, Sex

DVD Review: Someone Else's War (PBS version)

Lee Wang’s documentary focuses on those lured to work in Iraq under dangerous conditions, often without any idea what they’re getting into.

Momo Chang | Mon, May 16th- 10:13pm | Afghanistan, DVD, DVD, Iraq, Lee Wang, Someone Else's War, third country nationals, war, Diaspora, Film, Issue 23: Bittersweet - Spring 2011, Gender

DVD Review: Hollywood Chinese

Written, produced, directed and edited by award-winning filmmaker Arthur Dong, Hollywood Chinese chronicles a century of Chinese American images in film.

Alvin Lin | Tue, Aug 23rd- 10:58am | Alvin Lin, Arthur Dong, Curse of Quon Gwon, DVD, Hollywood Chinese, media portrayal, Race, Culture, Film, Issue 23: Bittersweet - Spring 2011, History, Media, Race

DVD Review: Red Dust

Karin Mak’s documentary follows female workers fighting for medical care from China’s GP Batteries factory after suffering years of cadmium poisoning.

Sylvie Kim | Thu, Jun 16th- 6:24pm | cadmium, China, DVD, environmental justice, Karin Mak, Red Dust documentary, Sylvie Kim, Activism, Community, Film, Issue 23: Bittersweet - Spring 2011, Social Justice

Everything you need to know about desis in America (according to Bollywood and Hollywood films)...

Kirti Kamboj | Mon, May 9th- 1:03pm | Blogger Column, Culture, Film

Joe Wright's Hanna presented a female action hero who is pre-sexual, therefore avoiding the pitfalls of objectifying its leading lady. How awesome would it have been if Hanna were Asian American?

Sylvie Kim | Thu, Apr 21st- 8:42am | Blogger Column, feminism, hanna, joe wright, Film

In light of the Akira casting controversy last week, perhaps some may enjoy sampling the tastier news of Showtime ...

Dot Lin | Wed, Mar 30th- 11:59am | Blogger Column, Chew John Layman Rob Guillory Ken Leung Showtime detective comic book television series, Comics, Film, TV

Through social events, mixed genre presentations and thought-provoking panels, this year's SFIAAFF presented a dynamic showcase of the Asian American artist and creator, and a multitude of “you kind of just had to be there” moments for the...

Nicole Wong | Wed, Jul 6th- 3:37pm | Comics, Film, Film Festivals, Music, SFIAAFF

Who needs identity politics when you can be a brooding Asian American artist? 

Tammy Kim | Sun, Mar 20th- 12:05pm | Blogger Column, chase thompson, korean american film festival, maria the korean bride, struggling artists, works of art movie, Art & Design, Film, Film Festivals

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