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.
“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.
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.
“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.
Forbidden City, USA reveals the sassy, daring, and sometimes heartbreaking stories of the dancers, singers, and producers from the golden era of Chinatown nightclubs in San Francisco Chinatown. Discover it all in print, VOD and DVD.
The 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.
DeepFocus Productions DVDs and books are now available on Amazon, with free Amazon Prime shipping! Note: DeepFocus DVDs sold on Amazon are home and personal use editions. For educational and institutional use DVDs, please click here.
What are the challenges that Asian American documentary filmmakers are facing? What does an inclusive conversation about Asian American documentary really look like? Read a report from the International Documentary Association at: http://www.documentary.org/online-feature/getting-real-16-hosts-historic-convening-asian-american-documentary-filmmakers.
“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.