A-P in America: Revisited & ReFramed

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May 21, 2015
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On Thursday, May 21st at 9p ET/6p PT, WORLD Channel, Center for Asian American Media and Smithsonian APA Center are hosting an online screening and live chat for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, highlighting two films from the award-winning series America ReFramed.

9-MAN is a gritty and fast-paced street ball game that is a window into the heart of Chinese-American communities. bit.ly/ARF_9Man

From a refugee camp to a world stage, CAMBODIAN SON is the story of exiled poet Kosal Khiev. bit.ly/ARF_CambSon

Featuring excerpts and filmmakers' commentary from both 9-MAN and CAMBODIAN SON, the conversation will explore notions of home, masculinity, and community in Chinese and Cambodian populations in America, and how these films reframe the stories, history and voices of Asian-Pacific Americans.

Join the conversation here >>> bit.ly/ARF_APAHM

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Asian-Pacific in America: Revisited & ReFramed

A conversation of 9-Man and Cambodian Son for the "Asian-Pacific in America: Revisited & ReFramed" OVEE.

23min 35sec



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    Ursula Liang


    Ursula Liang is a journalist who has told stories in a wide range of media. A former staff editor at T: The New York Times Style Magazine and writer/reporter at ESPN The Magazine, Liang was a host of WBAI’s Asia Pacific Forum, associate producer for the documentary, "Wo Ai Ni Mommy", producer for the TV show "Stir", and sports editor for magazine, Hyphen. She also produced the documentary “Tough Love” and the NYTimes Op-Docs series. Liang also works as a senior publicist for The 2050 Group and is a founding member of the Filipino American Museum and board member of The Dynasty Project. “9-Man” is her debut as a director.

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    Valerie Soe


    Valerie Soe’s experimental videos, installations, and documentary films have won awards at the 1987 Festival Internazionale Cinema Giovani; 1987 Sony Corporation Visions of U.S. Festival; 1992 San Francisco International Film Festival; 2010 Commffest Global Community Film Festival; 2013 Humboldt Film Festival, among many others. Soe is the author of the blog beyondasiaphilia.com (2012 Art Writers’ Grant, Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation), which looks at Asian/American art, film, culture, and activism. Her latest film, Love Boat: Taiwan, is currently in production.

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    Masahiro Sugano


    Masahiro Sugano, a Sundance Film Festival alumni, is an award winning filmmaker whose accolades stretch from a Student Academy Award nomination in 1997 to the 2014 Center for Asian American Media’s Best Documentary award for Cambodian Son. Born in Japan, educated in the US, he currently works in Phnom Penh as a filmmaker of Studio Revolt.

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    Stan Thangaraj


    Stan Thangaraj is an assistant professor of anthropology at the City College of New York. He looks at the intersections of sport, race, gender, sexuality, class, and citizenship in the U.S. His co-edited collection with Daniel Burdsey and Rajinder Dudrah, Sport and South Asian Diasporas, was published by Routledge in 2014. He is also the author of the 2015 book Desi Hoop Dreams: Pickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity from NYU Press. Additionally, he is also a co-editor with Constancio Arnaldo, Jr. and Christina Chin of Asian American Sporting Cultures which is contracted with NYU Press.

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    Lundy Khoy


    Lundy Khoy is a legal U.S. resident who faced and is still facing deportation. Khoy, who was born in a Thai refugee camp in 1980 to Cambodian parents fleeing the country’s genocide, moved to the U .S. when she was a year old and was given legal U.S. permanent residence. After a night of partying during her freshman year of college, she was approached by cops and arrested for having 7 tabs of ecstasy. In 2004, while finishing a probationary sentence for drug possession, she was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and taken to Virginia’s Hampton prison. Lundy received no warning before being incarcerated for almost 9 months.

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