Sip earthy tea inside a mammoth atmospheric, communal space, which celebrates the centuries-old nomadic trade and travel of the Silk Routes. Elsewhere in the museum, taste teas from India, Persia, and Tibet or those along China’s Tea and Horse Roads. TEA & SPICE takes place at the Asian Art Museum on September 4th at 5:30pm.
National Minority Consortia fellow, Rhonda LeValdo, reports from Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas focusing on the presidential race and how federal funding for education impacts many students on campus.
Check out this PSA video from CAUSE ( Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment ) featuring George Takei, Kelly Hu and George Huang.
Pacific Film Archive presents UNKNOWN PLEASURES: The Films of Jia Zhangke. Viewers wishing to understand China’s vast changes during the last decade, those seeking arguably the most important, critically acclaimed director of our era, should start in one place: the films of Jia Zhangke. UNKNOWN PLEASURES film series screens from September 12 – October 17, 2008 at the Pacific Film Archive.
Welcome to Filmmaker on Filmmaker – a new series all about filmmakers talking about other filmmakers. First up – Richie Mehta.
From directors Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel comes PROJECT KASHMIR, a feature documentary that explores war between countries and war within oneself by delving into the fraught lives of young people caught in the social/political conflict of one of the most beautiful, and most deadly, places on earth. Screening in NYC and LA in August.
So I need to apologize again for the long absence between blog posts here… As you might imagine, things have been incredibly busy as we get to the very end of the film. Right now, we are consumed with three major tasks: finishing the edit, crafting the animation, and choosing a composer.
Anita Wen-Shin Chang’s Joyful Life is a feature documentary in collaboration with Hansen’s disease (Leprosy) patients residing at Taiwan’s Lo-Sheng (“Joyful Life”), one of the few remaining sanatoriums in the world, on the verge of disappearing. Due to resident, student and human rights activism, plans for total destruction have stopped. At this point, the sanatorium remains despite continued pressures from the government, private interests and local civilians to excavate.
Director Wayne Wang’s film, PRINCESS OF NEBRASKA, has been released in Europe! The film was already released in Spain by Karma Films, but will be released in France by Diaphana next week.
NMC fellow, Tristan Ahtone’s video report on the impact of migrant border deaths on tribal communities is now posted on the PBS Newshour website. The US installed vehicle border has long divided the Tehono O’odham nation’s tribal homeland.