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45th Annual Student Academy Awards®

Filmmaker Arthur Dong presented the Documentary Student Academy Awards® to honorees during a gala ceremony at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, October 11, 2018. Click here for details and a complete list of winners in all categories. Photos courtesy of AMPAS.

KPFA: Frame to Frame Interview

KPFA film critic Reyna Cowan is in discussion with filmmaker Arthur Dong about the Crazy Rich Asians phenomenon: “What does it say about Asian American representation?” CLICK HERE to listen now or to download.

Golden Spike Award

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. The CHSSC is an educational organization whose mission is to discover, preserve, and share the history of Chinese in America.

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.

Golden Spike Award

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.

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 & VOD

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.

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.