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CAAM Likes: MATCHA presents Makrokosma Bali

Join MATCHA for excerpts from Makrokosma Bali, a new work from composer Wayne Vitale in collaboration with Sekaa Gong Taruna Mekar—a renowned gamelan ensemble from Bali under the direction of I Made Arnawa—and US-based visual and set designers.

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SFIAAFF ’07: Spotlight on Spencer Nakasako with Justin Lin

Feeling that Director Justin Lin will most certainly be in the media spotlight in the months to come, I wanted to share this gem with you all from our SFIAAFF archives. These videos are of Justin Lin doing an on-stage interview with Spencer Nakasako at the 2007 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Spencer and Justin discuss Asian American cinema with humorous stories, thoughtful insight and colorful language.

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CAAM Presents: Cherylene Lee on CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OLYMPICS

I was heartened that Yunte Huang’s book, Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History, actually gave vivid life to the real-life detective, Chang Apana, a Hawaiian policeman, who inspired Earl Biggers to create the Charlie Chan book series. He presented a revisionist image to the Charlie Chan movies I had seen where a white actor played the sage, wise, unbeatable detective.

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