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Amazon Storefront Now Open

DeepFocus Productions DVDs, BluRays, and books are now available on Amazon, with free Amazon Prime shipping! Note: DeepFocus DVDs and BluRays sold on Amazon are home and personal use editions. For educational and institutional use DVDs, please click here.

Alternative Film History

“Nearly a decade before #OscarsSoWhite made racism in Hollywood a national headline, Hollywood Chinese examined representations of Chinese and Chinese Americans in US films throughout the twentieth century.” Read the full article by California Humanities.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has selected The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor for their permanent collection of films that demonstrate long-term significance for future researchers and the public. Official selections for the collection exemplify the wide range of U.S. film productions and reflect the diversity of American thought and experience.

World War II Films

The Tucson Chinese Cultural Center and Southern Arizona Senior Pride present a series of two award-winning films in “Another Look at World War II: Perspectives from Arthur Dong.” On April 1 and 2, 2017, the filmmaker will introduce and discuss his award-winning films about the era, Coming Out Under Fire and Forbidden City, USA. See Screening/Events or download a flyer for details.

Hawaii International Film Festival

PrintThe 2016 Hawaii International Film Festival has invited filmmaker Arthur Dong to serve as a juror for their feature documentaries competition. He’ll also present a special Forbidden City, USA program, including a screening of his re-mastered film, book talk, and live performance by the Grant Avenue Follies. A book signing follows.

Forbidden City, USA available in print, DVD, and Blu-Ray

fc-book-and-dvd-ad_1“Put on some music from the 1930s and 1940s, and step into the intoxicating and magical world of the Chinese American nightclub scene. Enjoy!” –Lisa See.

Now available in print, VODDVD, and Blu-Ray.

The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor Bilingual DVD and VOD Release

kfdhsn_fb-ad_cambodia-daily-review_v4_1The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor is now available on DVD and streaming on Video-on-Demand. The release includes both the original English version and a Khmer version with English subtitles.

Academy Welcomes New Asian Members

academy-asian-reception-v2_by-kyle-espeleta-on-behalf-of-royal-salute_72dpi_1“Having witnessed the tone-deaf jabs at Asians during the Oscars, compounded with the very recent, but century-long practice of whitewashing, yellow-face casting decisions by major film productions, we felt a need to come together over this integral part of our identities” –Arthur Dong.

Read the full Hollywood Reporter article: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/oscars-wake-controversy-academy-leaders-934266.

Dr. Haing S. Ngor: An Angry Asian Man

angry-asian-man-photoIn his guest column for Angry Asian Man, filmmaker Arthur Dong writes: “I was startled to see such pronounced rage from an Asian refugee in white America. Thank you, Dr. Ngor, and to all the angry Asian men and women – for bringing to light your stories of injustice..”

Read the full post: http://blog.angryasianman.com/2016/09/dr-haing-s-ngor-angry-asian-man.html