Seen and Heard: Asian-American Identity in Filmmaking and Storytelling
|Filmmakers and creators in the Asian-American entertainment industry come from diverse backgrounds full of unique stories. How can we encourage our community to own our history and authentic stories and share them proudly?|
Catch this live Q&A on July 25th at 2pm PT / 5pm ET (tentative) with filmmakers and creators in the Asian-American entertainment industry, featuring Taiwanese-American actor Kenny Leu, who has developed a reputation for playing real people, reflecting mostly unknown authentic Asian stories. He played heroic school teacher Zue Xuesan in Midway (2019), Sergeant Eddie Chen in The Long Road Home (2017), and the indie drama ‘A Shot Through The Wall’ (2020) as a Chinese rookie police officer who accidentally kills a black man.
With the support from the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan (R.O.C) and Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles, the 4th Annual Taiwanese American Film Festival (TAFF) is held by Taiwanese American Professionals - Los Angeles (TAP-LA) in October, featured with two outreach events and two workshops. This themed online talk is the second outreach event of the year in collaboration with TAP-DC. For more information about event date and guests, please check the official website of TAFF: https://www.taff.la/
TaiwanEYE Online Showcase: 10 Taiwanese Performances to Go Live Throughout August 31
|TaiwanEYE Online Showcase is inspired by the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) 2020 Taipei Congress, that was originally scheduled in June, unfortunately cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.|
ISPA transformed the flagship program Pitch New Works online and open to the public, the Pitch consists of 10 innovative multidisciplinary performing arts projects across Taiwan, the Asian region, and the globe.Meanwhile, Ministry of Culture, Taiwan (R.O.C) and C.F. Koo Foundation merged and developed the Taipei Congress programs to TaiwanEYE Online Showcase. Welcome to enjoy these 10 Taiwanese performances from traditional opera, experimental theater, contemporary dance to a cappella.
For more information:
http://taiwaneye.koo.org.tw/ (Available from June 8 to August 31-Taiwan Standard Time)