February 23, 2011

February 22, 2011

Arizona's SB 1611

The details of proposed Arizona bill SB1611 are disgusting:

"The bill, which the state senator called an “omnibus” immigration bill, the Arizona Capitol Times reported, would bar children from K-12 education if they couldn’t produce a U.S.-issued birth certificate or naturalization document. It would forbid undocumented immigrants from driving in the state or accessing public benefits. Folks who are caught driving would face a month of jail time and would have to turn over the car they’re driving."

Read article about SB 1611 in Colorlines HERE.

Slaying The Dragon: Reloaded

If you ever took an Asian American Studies class there's a good chance you've seen Slaying The Dragon. This classic 1986 documentary gets a much needed update and will be shown at the San Francisco Int'l Asian American Film Fest in March.

February 18, 2011

Screening Trilogy at LMU on Feb. 23rd


I will be screening and discussing all three of my films this week at LMU. I'm excited to screen at the university that I've lived so close to my whole life.

The last time I was at LMU was for my old roommate's graduation. A group of my High School friends and I held up a huge sign that read "CONGRADULATIONS LIZETH!!!" It was not on purpose.

February 17, 2011

February 16, 2011

Sportscenter's "Do It For Dylan"

As formulaic and heavy handed as they may be, these tragic stories on ESPN always get me...

February 10, 2011

Pilgrimage Screenings at DOR in Chicago and Seattle in February

On February 19, 1942, FDR signed Executive Order 9066 which lead to the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans. Feb. 19th is the National Day of Remembrance (DOR) held every year to educate and connect the Japanese American WWII concentration camp experience to present day issues and movements.

I will be showing Pilgrimage and speaking at the DOR events in Chicago and at South Seattle Community College next week.

Chicago Day of Remembrance
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2011 @2p
Chicago History Museum

South Seattle Community College
Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 @ 10a and 1p
Brockey Hall Student Center, Rm. A
South Seattle Community College

Hari Kondabolu's Comedy Central Special on 02/12

Hari Kondabolu's Comedy Central special is airing on Feb. 11th at 11pm. The dude is brilliant. Set your DVR's now...

Netflix Worthy: Shut Up and Sing

I recently saw Barbara Kopple's Shut Up and Sing on the Dixie Chicks, their stand against Bush's invasion of Iraq and the huge backlash it caused from the country music world. I had never really knew the details of what went down but I now have a lot more respect for the band. Well made film.