CAAM’s good friends at ITVS introduces Women and Girls Lead, a new multi-year public media initiative. Women and Girls Lead combines independent documentary film, television, new media, and global outreach partnerships to focus, educate, and connect audiences in support of women and girl’s leadership and development around the world.
Feeling that Director Justin Lin will most certainly be in the media spotlight in the months to come, I wanted to share this gem with you all from our SFIAAFF archives. These videos are of Justin Lin doing an on-stage interview with Spencer Nakasako at the 2007 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Spencer and Justin discuss Asian American cinema with humorous stories, thoughtful insight and colorful language.
I was heartened that Yunte Huang’s book, Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History, actually gave vivid life to the real-life detective, Chang Apana, a Hawaiian policeman, who inspired Earl Biggers to create the Charlie Chan book series. He presented a revisionist image to the Charlie Chan movies I had seen where a white actor played the sage, wise, unbeatable detective.