Daily Archives: July 11, 2009

The Chinatown Film Project

Since we are on a musical kick with the Disneyland Marriage Proposal, check out this musical introduction for “The Chinatown Film Project” directed by Rich Wong. It’s a short film exhibit produced for the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in NYC. (BTW – they have a new home at 215 Centre Street in NYC. Take a peek if you get a chance.)

The Chinatown Film Project tackles Chinatown’s elusiveness and its stereotyped representations by constructing new images for the viewer. First up is New York’s Chinatown. Phase 2 is Chinatown Online. If you live near a Chinatown, you can participate too.

MOCA is looking for short films up to 7 minutes long, about your city’s Chinatown. They’re interested in Chinatowns of all shapes and sizes, from sprawling neighborhoods to lone strip malls. They’ll also take all video formats, from camera phone video to 35mm film. This project is about re-seeing Chinatown through the eyes of filmmakers. And it’s about taking the art of filmmaking to Chinatowns the world over. More details about how you can participate is here.

Chinatown Film Project

2009 Miss Asian American Colorado

We got readers in Colorado. Wud up Colorado? This info comes from Kenneth P.

The 2nd Annual Miss Asian American Colorado (Miss AACO for short) was crowned at the end of May 2009. The event serves as a leadership program to highlight and develop leaders among the Colorado region. The contestants endure 2 months of leadership training, networking events, and civic engagement with us, and ultimately show their leadership, service, and individuality in a pageant. The pageant is shaped to break away from traditional norms of outer beauty and image. This is something entirely new and is booming in the Colorado APA community. Some of the service projects include bone marrow drives (like Project Michelle and Nick Glasgow)and Habitat for Humanity

BTW – Congratulations Erika Tanaka – Miss Asian American Colorado 2009! Learn more about Miss AACO here.

2009 Miss Asian American Colorado Introduction

2009 Miss Asian American Colorado Closing video

2008 Miss Asian American Colorado Duacee Lor