Press & Media

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Biden Campaign Says Just Over a Third of 2020 Staff Members Are People of Color (New York Times, June 27, 2020)

Trump surrogate, Biden discuss immigration, race relations in Asian American town hall (NBC News, June 27, 2020)

Biden, Trump surrogates attend virtual town hall to address Asian American, Pacific Islander issues (PBS News Hour, June 26, 2020)

Biden campaign says 35 percent of staff are people of color (Politico, June 27, 2020)

Biden campaign says 36 percent of senior staff are people of color, Trump campaign has 25 percent (The Hill, June 28, 2020)

Biden campaign is 35% people of colour and 53% women, new data shows (The Independent, June 28, 2020)

Eddie Calvo speaks as Trump surrogate in Asian American and Pacific Islanders Issue town hall (Kuam News, June 29, 2020)

Biden, Trump Campaigns Discuss Racism Directed At Asian Americans Over COVID-19 (KJZZ, June 28, 2020)

CAAMFest: Heritage at Home

“Saving Face” Reunion in Chinese (World Journal, May 22, 2020)

10 years later, H.P. Mendoza’s ‘Fruit Fly’ plays a very changed San Francisco (48 Hills, May 21, 2020)

State Assembly Returns, Reopening Businesses, CAAMFest (KQED Newsroom, May 8, 2020)

CAAMFest is online, with Lynn Chen, music, parties — and cookies (San Francisco Chronicle, May 8, 2020)

With Anti-Asian Racism on the Rise, a Local Film Festival Seeks to Create a Safe Space (SF Weekly, May 5, 2020)

CAAMFest is online, with Lynn Chen, music, parties — and cookies (San Francisco Chronicle, May 8 , 2020)

Bay Area filmmaker Alice Wu breaking ground (again) with ‘Half of It’ (Mercury News, May 1, 2020)

Nation’s Largest Asian and Asian American Film Media Festival Goes Virtual (KCBS, April 25, 2020)

Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: Postponed Asian American Film Festivals Work Together To Champion Representation In Wake Of Anti-Asian Incidents (Deadline, April 13, 2020)

Alice Wu’s Lesbian Rom-Com Was Influential, but Her Follow-Up Wasn’t Easy (New York Times, April 29, 2020)

2019 and earlier

Adjusting the Focus on Somali-Americans: ‘First Person Plural’ and ‘Muslim Youth Voices’ (Pop Matters, April 30, 2019)

“The Road to Decolonization” Sundance Panel Now Streaming (July 31, 2019)

Higher Land Coffee Talk Show with Sapana from CAAM (July 18, 2019)

‘Bengali Harlem’ documentary explores and early wave of South Asian immigration (NBC News, May 28, 2019)

Two Boy Scouts Met in an Internment Camp, and Grew Up to Work in Congress (The Atlantic, May 2019)

How Vietnamese Americans Took Over the Nail Business: A Documentary (NPR, May 29, 2019)

Norman Mineta’s American story helped the U.S. apologize for incarceration and lead after 9/11 (NBC News, May 14, 2019)

Four Decades in the Making: Chinatown Rising Debuts to Sold Out Crowd (KTVU Channel 2, May 9, 2019)

Looking Back at the impact of “The Joy Luck Club,” 25 years later (SF Chronicle, May 8, 2019)

“Eating Up Easter:” A fresh and welcome filmic portrait of Rapa Nui (People’s World, May 6, 2019)

Grandchild of Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad offers intimate look at iron-fisted prime minister in new documentary (South China Morning Post, April 25, 2019)

Review: A New Film Investigates a Time when America Banned and Entire Race (New York Times, May 28, 2018)

How the Child of Chinese Immigrants Led the Charge for Birthright Citizenship in the U.S. (Colorlines, March 29, 2018)

Comedian Jenny Yang on Hollywood’s Abuse and Lack of Diversity: ‘The Current Power Structure Doesn’t Work for Us Anymore’ (Variety, November 2, 2017)

A New Documentary Celebrates the Life of Tyrus Wong, Bambi’s Overlooked Innovator (Slate, September 7, 2017)

Musician Thao Nguyen on her movie tribute to her mother, “Nobody Dies” (KALW, September 7, 2017)

Tyrus Wong, The ‘Bambi’ Artist Who Endured America’s Racism, Gets His Due (Huffington Post, September 6, 2017)

Thao Nguyen Tells Her Own Story in Intimate Doc ‘Nobody Dies’ (KQED, September 3, 2017)

MacArthur Foundation Awards $5.7M to Support Diversity for Documentary Filmmakers (Deadline, August 15, 2017)

Amid the STEM frenzy, humanities and ‘human-ness’ matter (SF Chronicle, March 24, 2017)

CPB says Trump budget will aim to rescind FY2018 appropriation (Current, March 17, 2017)

Political climate makes Asian film fest more urgent than ever (SF Chronicle, February 24, 2017)

35th Annual CAAMFest Kicks Off (KTVU News, March 9, 2017)




Press Releases

HOLLYWOOD CHINESE: The Chinese in American Feature Films New Book by Arthur Dong, Book Launch With The Center for Asian American Media (September 26, 2019)

Wayne Wang Directed “Coming Home Again” – Pressbook (August 20, 2019)

Groundbreaking Documentary Series ASIAN AMERICANS To Premiere May 2020 on PBS stations (July 29, 2019)

CAAMFest37 Returns May 9th-19th (April 9, 2019)

Save the Date: CAAMFest37! (January 17, 2019)

Muslim Youth Voices Project Begins Streaming in December (December 6, 2018)

The Center for Asian American Media & Brenda Wong Aoki Selected as Recipient of Hewlett 50 Arts Commission (December 5, 2018)

New CAAM Fellowship and Documentaries for Social Change Fund Announcement (September 27, 2018)

CAAM Announces 2018 Documentary Fund Awardees (August 15, 2018)

CAAMFest36 Brings an Estimated 30,000 During its First Festival in May (May 30, 2018)

Center for Asian American Media and Public Television’s WORLD Channel Host Free World Premiere Screening of Muslim Youth Voices 3.0 Films at CAAMFest36 (May 2, 2018)

Six Asian American Documentaries Premiere on PBS & World Channel May 2018, Presented by the Center for Asian American Media (April 30, 2018)

CAAMFest’s Move to May Aligns with Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and CAAM Public Broadcast Work (March 21, 2018)

CAAM to Receive NEA Grant for CAAMFest 2018 (February 12, 2018)

CAAMFest Moves to May / Save the Date: May 10-24 (January 19, 2018)

CAAM-Funded Film Abacus: Small Enough to Jail Wins Critics’ Choice Award (November 7, 2017)

CAAM Presents TYRUS, Abacus, Nobody Dies and Family Ingredients on Public TV this Fall (August 21, 2017)

CAAM Receives $600,000 From MacArthur Foundation to Support Asian American Documentary Filmmakers (August 17, 2017)

Seven New Asian American Documentaries Premiere on PBS and World Channel in May (April 13, 2017)

CAAMFest Wraps Up 11-Day Celebration of Asian and Asian American Film, Music and Food, Announces Move to May in 2018 (March 22, 2017)

CAAMFest Explores Historical and Cultural Intersections of Asian and Black Communities (February 9, 2017)

The Center for Asian American Media’s Full List of CAAMFest 2017 Press Releases (February 9, 2017)

The Center for Asian American Media Announces Programming for CAAMFest 2017, March 9-19 (February 9, 2017)

The Center for Asian American Media Presents ‘CAAMFeast’ Event Celebrating Asian American Culinary Achievement (February 9, 2017)

CAAMFest 2017 announces Centerpiece Films (January 31, 2017)

CAAMFest 2017 announces premieres of Opening Night Film, THE TIGER HUNTER, and Closing Night Film, THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT (January 26, 2017)

Comcast NBCUniversal and the Center for Asian American Media Join Together to Address the Current Situation of Asian Americans in Media | FULL PRESS KIT (October 12, 2016)

CAAMFest San Jose Returns with Free Public Screenings, October 6-14, 2016 (September 12, 2016)

CAAM’S New Slate of Documentaries Airs on PBS and World Channel this Fall (August 31, 2016)

CAAM to Develop “Who is American?” Public Engagement Project (August 15, 2016)

CAAM Announces Spring 2016 Documentary Fund Awards (June 1, 2016)

CAAM Senior Staff Debbie Ng Selected as DeVos Institute Fellow for Arts Management (May 25, 2016)

CAAM Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with America ReFramed (May 5, 2016)

Five Asian American Documentaries Premiere on PBS May 2016, Presented by CAAM (updated April 13, 2016)

Center for Asian American Media Selected as a Grantee of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management Program (November 23, 2015)

Off the Menu: Asian America Premieres Nationally on PBS December 8, 2015

CAAM Announces 2015 Documentary Fund Awards (September 2, 2015)

CAAM Awarded Prestigious Cal Humanities Community Stories Grant (August 24, 2015)

America ReFramed and the Center for Asian American Media Celebrate APA Heritage Month with TV Broadcast Premieres and Online Events (May 7, 2015)


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