Documentary | 1999 | 19 mins | DVD
Director: Anna Kang
A candid look at three Asian American women who aren’t geishas, hookers, or bikini-clad masseuses. NOT BLACK OR WHITE examines the stereotypical ways in which Asian women have been depicted in the media and how three acclaimed Asian American actresses challenge and defy those concepts in their creative work and careers. Featuring interviews with cartoonist/actress Lela Lee (Angry Little Asian Girl); writer/actress Amy Hill (All American Girl, Next Friday); and actress Ming-Na (ER, The Joy Luck Club, Mulan), these provocative and spirited profiles demonstrate how these particular artists struggle to define themselves and their own creative agendas.