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2017 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

Staff Blog Posts

  1. Photo by Kane Reinholdtsen on Unsplash

    Top 10 API American Comics of 2017

    Posted December 30th, 2017 by Brian Park in Staff Blog Posts

    By Martin Tran As another colonial calendar year comes to a close, I find myself reading listicle after listicle of the Top 10  _____s of 2017. And as I sit at work conjuring up ways to look busy, I thought to myself, “I should write my own listicle.” But what listicle could I write that […]


  2. Keeping my island in my mind: A Filipino perspective on Moana

    Posted June 30th, 2017 by Brian Park in Staff Blog Posts

    By Adrian Alarilla Moana and the Austronesian Migration. Image from The Daily Opium   I have watched Moana possibly five times now. It is probably my new favorite Disney film. Yes, it does have its problems and controversies, especially with the portrayal of Maui, one of the most important deities throughout the Pacific. Yes, it […]


  3. The Market for Asian Representation in Hollywood

    Posted June 26th, 2017 by Brian Park in Staff Blog Posts

    By Yaoyao Liu Asian Faces on the Silver Screen Earlier this year, Kelly Marie Tran made history as the first Asian woman to be featured on the cover of Vanity Fair. Portraying a maintenance worker in the upcoming installment of Star Wars who joins the Resistance, she stands alongside costars John Boyega and Oscar Isaac […]


  4. The Diwa Filipino Film Showcase of Seattle: Showcasing the Filipino spirit wherever it resides

    Posted June 2nd, 2017 by Brian Park in Staff Blog Posts

      By Adrian Alarilla I was the Filmmaker Liaison for SAAFF the past two years, and I’m now the incoming Programming Manager. But because I don’t have enough to do, I also organize the Diwa Filipino Film Showcase, a growing community film festival in Seattle that celebrates the Filipino Spirit wherever it resides, by exhibiting […]