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  • Protests to Stop Auction of Japanese American Internment Camp Items Slated for April 17, 2015

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    April 15, 2015 7:00pm PST UPDATE: News received tonight from community protesters say that the Rago auction house has agreed to remove from its April 17 auction approximately 450 art, crafts and artifacts made by Japanese Americans while they were incarcerated in World War II internment camps. The auction which was to be conducted by the Rago Arts and Auction Center of New Jersey caused a national public outrage including a grass-roots petition on change.org created by filmmaker and therapist Satsuki Ina of Sacramento, California, a Facebook page "Japanese American History: NOT for Sale," efforts by community organizations to stop the sale, an intent to file a lawsuit by Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation after its cash offer to acquire the collection was rejected, and calls to the auction house ...
  • Eddie Huang Tweets "I don't watch #FreshOffTheBoat on @ABCNetwork"

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    April 8, 2015 Eddie Huang, whose life and memoir inspired the ABC TV show Fresh Off the Boat went on Twitter last night to say, "For the record I don't watch #FreshOffTheBoat on @ABCNetwork."  In separate messages, he continued to Tweet: "I'm happy people of color are able to see a reflection of themselves through #FreshOffTheBoat on @ABCNetwork but I don't recognize it." "My only goal was to represent my Taiwanese-Chinese-American experience & I did that. We also proved viewers want diverse content so make it! "I had to say something because I stood by the pilot. After that it got so far from the truth that I don't recognize my own life. I don't think it is helping us to perpetuate an artificial representation of Asian American lives and we should address it." Eddie Huang has a poi...
  • Actor Ken Jeong talks about his darkest moment in Ken Burns Films' "Cancer Story Wall"

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Community actor Ken Jeong learned about his wife Tran's diagnosis of Stage 3 breast cancer just as he was close to winning a part in The Hangover. Click here to Esquire.com and view Jeong's deeply personal story which was filmed as part of Ken Burns Films' "Cancer Story Wall" an accompaniment to this month's three-part PBS documentary series Cancer:The Emperor of All Maladies.  Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a three-part, six-hour major television event on PBS presented by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, in partnership with WETA, the flagship public broadcasting station in Washington, D.C. Based on the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee, the series is the most comprehensive documentary ...
  • CAAMFest 2015 Kicks off its 33rd Year March 12-22

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

      UPDATE: March 19, 2015 There are so many great films, music and food events to attend at CAAMFest 2015!  First, check CAAMFest's guide here. Don't miss out. There are only a few more days of this fantastic festival! I attended three film premieres last weekend in San Francisco and they are a must see.  March 20, 2015 at 7:10pm - On Stage Conversation with Filmmaker Arthur Dong with film critic and author B. Ruby Rich takes place at the New People Cinema, 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115. CAAM is honoring Arthur Dong this year as its Spotlight feature for his more than four decades of inspirational filmmaking. His latest documentary debuted last Sunday March 15 at CAAMFest, The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor, and a digitally remastered version of his 1989 ...

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