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2018 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

Staff Blog Posts

  1. Imagining Myself as Asian/American

    Posted July 12th, 2018 by Brian Park in Staff Blog Posts

    By Yaoyao Liu Image Source (WP:NFCC#4), Fair use, Link For their second installment on the experiences of Asian Americans on the Still Processing podcast, Jenna and Wesley focus on the interlocking issues of dating, politics, and professional life. Their curation of voicemails, guest speakers, and personal insight presents a vivid array of perspectives that all touch […]


  2. Multiplying the Meaning of “Asian-American” on Still Processing

    Posted July 7th, 2018 by Brian Park in Staff Blog Posts

    By Yaoyao Liu Image by: Francesco-Nazardo I’ve only been listening to the Still Processing podcast, hosted by New York Times culture writers Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris, for the past couple of months. In that time, however, I’ve devoured their pertinent and thoughtful episodes so quickly that I’m almost done listening to the entire archive. […]


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    Top 10 API American Comics of 2017

    Posted January 2nd, 2018 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 […]


  4. #Expressive Asians and Stereotypes

    Posted September 28th, 2017 by Brian Park in Staff Blog Posts

    Yaoyao Liu As described recently in this Paste article, a (presumably white) Hollywood casting director was quoted as saying Asian performers were “not very expressive” compared to their white peers to explain the disparity in representation between the two groups. In response, a number of Asian Americans in entertainment and social commentary spread the hashtag […]


  5. A Filipino perspective on Moana

    Posted June 20th, 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 […]