The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California’s annual Golden Spike Awards recognized media producers who tell the Chinese American story through film. Honorees were Arthur Dong (pictured), Felicia Lowe, Renee Tajima-Pena, Pamela Tom, and Visual Communications. Photo by O.C. Lee.
In honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, the AARP selected Hollywood Chinese as one of five most influential and memorable documentaries on API history and culture: “In Hollywood Chinese, Dong takes an epic sweep of the history of Chinese in Hollywood.” Click here for more info and list of films.
Filmmaker Arthur Dong was the featured speaker at the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California. Moderated by Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival programmer Lindy Leong, the director presented and discussed clips from his films.
Arthur Dong was named a recipient of the 2018 Golden Spike Award, an honor from The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California for his accomplishments in visual storytelling. The awards gala will be held at the Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Los Angeles Chinatown, April 28. Click here for details.
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“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.
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.
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
The 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
“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, VOD, DVD, and Blu-Ray.