2022 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

  • Film

Masters of Darkness: Asian Female Directors of Horror Films

A few years ago, Rolling Stone magazine claimed that we were experiencing a rise of modern female horror filmmakers, arguing that a new wave of "female-directed horror films have helped elevate the genre by opening the door to stories that unsettle audiences in new and different ways. " This does not mean that the irruption of women behind the cameras (or in the script) is something exclusive to the present times and to Western horror filmmakers.
  • Film

Docs: “Waterman” Celebrates Native Hawaiian Olympian, Father of All Board Sports

Pacific Islander Duke Paoa Kahanamoku was a four-time Olympic swimmer who picked up three gold and two silver medals, and just happened to almost single-handedly internationalize surfing — an effort whose planted seeds would then go on to flower into every other board sport in the world, from skateboarding to snowboarding. The first person to be inducted into both the Swimming Hall of Fame and Surfing Hall of Fame, Kahanamoku also broke through racial barriers many years before icons like Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, and Jackie Robinson.