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Between Yellow Face and White Washing: Asian Americans in (and on) Film

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

$12

The 2017 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival presents:

Between Yellow Face and White Washing: Asian Americans in (and on) Film

Racial impersonation is one of the oldest traditions in filmmaking. Conventions like yellow face— where white actors use exaggerated makeup, costumes and gestures to “ play Asian”— has fallen out of favor, but in recent years significant Asian roles have simply been rewritten and recast, sidelining Asian actors yet again. White washing controversies around major Hollywood films like Avatar, Aloha, Dr. Strange and Ghost in the Shell have had a huge impact, but it seems that the industry is slow to learn this lesson. (As we plan this panel a new white washing controversy has erupted around the casting of a white actor to portray Native Hawaiian Purple Heart winner Ben Kanahele in his own story.)

Details

Date:
June 10
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:
$12
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/between-yellow-face-and-white-washing-asian-americans-in-and-on-film-tickets-34666362022

Venue

St Francis College
180 Remsen St
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
Website:
www.aobff.org

Organizer

Eden Seiferheld
Phone:
631-741-3619
Email:
eden@theartofbrooklyn.org
Website:
www.aboxcametobrooklyn.com