Body, Soul & Voice
OPEN LETTER: GRASP THE BIRD'S TAIL
Director: Brenda Joy Lem
1992, 15 mins, Experimental
A young Asian woman grapples with misogyny and anti-Asian hostility via an imaginative journey that includes a contortionist act, a "flasher" survey and a sword dance with her lover.
PICTURING ORIENTAL GIRLS: A [RE]EDUCATIONAL VIDEOTAPE
Director: Valerie Soe
1992, 15 minutes, Experimental
Clips from more than 25 Hollywood films and television programs, layered with voice-over and written words, examine the orientalism and exoticism prevalent in media images of Asian American women. (This video is also available separately.)
Most Promising Filmmaker, Tom Berman Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival (OPEN LETTER)
Award of Excellence, Atlantic Film Festival (OPEN LETTER)
Golden Gate Award, Best Bay Area Short Video, San Francisco International Film Festival (PICTURING ORIENTAL GIRLS)
Local public television broadcast (OPEN LETTER)
Picturing Oriental Girls: A [Re]Educational Videotape
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