Moving the Image: Independent Asian Pacific American Media Arts

By Russell Leong
Publisher: UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press

350 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, 433 photographs/illustrations

Softcover Edition - $24.95
ISBN: 0934052131

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Moving the Image is the most comprehensive effort to define independent Asian Pacific media arts and to describe its course from 1970-1990. The words, essays, and statements by the fifty media artists and cultural workers in this book challenge, celebrate, and contradict each other. Over ninety film stills and archival photos from the early 1900s to the 1990s illustrate this volume, designed to be used as a creative sourcebook and as an introductory text.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION: TO OPEN THE FUTURE

I. MOVING THE IMAGE

A History in Progress: Asian American Media Arts Centers 1970-1990

Moving the Image: Asian American Independent Filmmaking 1970-1990

Back to Real Asian American Filmmaking

Conversations: An Experiment in Community-based Filmmaking

II. THROUGH OURSELVES

To Commemorate My Grandfather

Strategies of an Asian American Filmmaker

Q & A

Center the Margins

The (Sorry) State of (Independent) Things

"Of Life and Perversity": Wayne Wang Speaks

III. ROUTES OF PASSAGE

Until the Day Breaks: Nationalistic Film and Video Movement in Korea

Thailand - Not Taiwan: A Play in One Act

Bold Omissions and Minute Depictions

Radio And The Third World: The Case of the Phillippines

Paris in Tokyo in L.A.

The Making of Halmani

Investing in Positive Images

Asian and Asian American Cinema: Separated by a Common Language?

IV. PACIFIC "TRUTHS"

The Reel Hawaii

V. BEYOND THE BIG SCREEN

For the Asian American, Afro-American, Native American and Mexican American Filmamakers and Their Friends

Mandarins in Hollywood

Modernizing White Patriarchy: Re-Viewing D.W. Griffith's Broken Blossoms

James Wong Howe: The Chinaman Eye

Final Mix: Unscheduled

Pioneers and Groundbreakers

VI. LIVING BELOW THE LINE

Don't Let Them Know

"Suckcess" Above the Line: From Here to Obscurity

Characterizing Costume

It's America

Dear Spence

VII. DIRECTING MEMORY

Rojak

"What Is It About This World?"

Rituals Revisited

Electrons and Reflective Shadows

An (Other) Reflection on Race?

Labtalk

VIII. INTO FRAME

Bitter Soup

Moving the Image, Removing the Artist, Killing the Messenger

Ten Things I Hate About America: Notes from a Frustrated Young Filmmaker

Rshomon Blues

Video Art: How Many Voices?

Spiritual Quest

On Experimental Video

Earradiation: "Gold Mountain" Radio

IX. WHO'S LISTENING

Surviving in This Place Called the United States

Public Media: Serving the Public Interest?

"The Last Game Show": A New Production Strategy

A Talk Story Poem for Open Dialogue III

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