Introducing #CAAMFest35’s CAAMbassadors!

Introducing CAAMFest 2017's CAAMbassadors!

We’re thrilled to introduce CAAMFest 2017’s CAAMbassadors! This year, our CAAMbassadors will be repping CAAMFest on social media, introducing films, and more. Say hi to them if you see them at festival.

Marky Enriquez

Marky’s Bio:
Marky Enriquez is an event producer / DJ with a passion for the arts and bringing communities together. As one of the original members of Massive Selector, a San Francisco-based collective of artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs, Marky produces acclaimed events such as Wonder-Full: A Tribute to the Wonders of Stevie, Soul Slam: Prince and Michael Jackson, and the bi-coastal event SFNY. Marky is also a former CAAMFest marketing manager and music curator for Directions In Sound where he created buzz-worthy campaigns for the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian and Asian American films.

What Marky is looking forward to at CAAMFest:
“I’m really looking forward to checking out Bad Rap with Dumbfounded, Awkwafina and the Bay Area’s own Kero One. The story of Asian American rappers trying to break into hip-hop is something I can relate to as a DJ. I’ve also booked several of these rappers for Directions In Sound, so it’ll great to see how far they’ve come since they played at CAAMFest.”

Alice Wong

Alice’s Bio:
Alice Wong is a Research Consultant and Founder of the Disability Visibility Project, a community partnership with StoryCorps and an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability stories and culture.

What Alice is looking forward to at CAAMFest:
“I’m a sucker for films from Asia, especially ones you won’t find at your local cinema. This is one reason why I love CAAMFest so much. Looking forward to Harmonium by Koji Fukada, plus I’m a longtime fan of Tadanobu Asano!”

Kye Casey Chu (Panda Dulce)

Kyle’s Bio:
Kyle Casey Chu (Panda Dulce) is a San Francisco native drag queen and multidisciplinary artist. She currently works as a counselor at California College of the Arts, and moonlights as a VICE LGBT contributor, a MTV Look Different Campaign panelist, and as the newest member of San Francisco’s premiere Asian drag troupe, the Rice Rockettes.

What Kyle/Panda Dulce is looking forward to:
“I am pretty stoked to see stories exploring the intersections between Asian and Black American communities. Historically, these communities have shown up for each other in civil rights and the arts, and its exciting to see artists and documentarians honoring that legacy. I also can’t wait to see Dumbfoundead and Awkwafina! Two dope emcees coming from very different backgrounds and brands, but both with a shared, sharp social commentary. They’re gonna bring down the house for sure.”
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