NYWIFT Talks: Asian American Representation in Media
April 21 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMFree
Welcome to NYWIFT Talks, a weekly series to bring updated news and vital information about the impact of COVID-19 on the media and entertainment industry. Industry professionals will be in conversation discussing what you need to know about theatrical releases, digital advances, virtual tools, festival opportunities, production updates and more.
NYWIFT Talks are free for all to attend.
On this week’s NYWIFT Talks, we explore the intersection of the pandemic with racial and gender equality, and its direct impact on the Asian American community. We will also discuss how media is complicit in perpetuating Asian stereotypes, including how some journalists portray hate crimes against the Asian American community. We are joined by filmmaker Diane Paragas (Yellow Rose), David Ninh (Kino Lorber), Kyung B. Yoon (Korean American Community Foundation) and Merrill Sterritt (Cinereach).
This conversation will be moderated by NYWIFT Board Member S. Casper Wong.