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Tailgating the Future
Sentient.Art.Film's inaugural 2021 Line of Sight Panels will feature an intergenerational cast of speakers that highlight historical and contemporary Asian American engagement with mischief-making, political acuity, and solidarity as well as thinking broadly in a world-making capacity. Facilitating public dialog about transgressive Asian American film history: its effects, its systems, and its legacies, the panels are intended to hold brave space for film and video makers, radical imagination, collective memory, and productive dissonance within Asian American media.

▷ Tailgating the Future
Wednesday, June 16, 7PM ET

In the face of technological developments in expanded media, the recent popularity of Asian American science fiction, the abundance of historical and fantasy drama TV series available to stream, and the success of animated series and films drawing from Asian mythological traditions, the idea of visually accurate representations should be considered separately from potential commercial success. The popularity of these media productions exist simultaneously with the rise of cyberpunk and other bleak, techno-Orientalist futures. Do we have to avoid futurist visionings because the specter of yellow peril haunts Asian American film production? In this conversation, Alison Nguyen and Sue Ding will bring their experiences to speculate on the political implications of realism or naturalism as an aesthetic in Asian American independent films. Moderated by Devika Girish.

*Co-presented with Chen's

Jun 16, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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