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A Different POV: Latino and Asian America in Cinema and New Media

A Different POV: Latino and Asian America in Cinema and New Media

A Different POV: Latino and Asian America in Cinema and New Media

From Hollywood to the Internet, Asian and Latino American communities continue to be shaped and reshaped by visual media. What does the future hold? The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program and the Smithsonian Latino Center host a conversation about the history, present and future of Asian and Latino America through cinema and new media.

Film scholar Dr. Charles Ramírez Berg (University of Texas at Austin) will present an illustrated history of ethnic stereotypes and the efforts of actors and playwrights to subvert and resist them. Internet scholar Dr. Lisa Nakamura (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) will discuss the racial and ethnic assumptions embedded in the representations of race in digital media, particularly in gaming cultures. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Konrad Ng, new media scholar and Director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

6:30 — 8 p.m.

Meyer Auditorium
Freer Gallery of Art
Jefferson Drive at 12th St SW
Washington, DC 20013

Closest Metro: Smithsonian
Free and open to the public.

This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition RACE: Are We So Different? currently on view at the National Museum of Natural History (June 18, 2011 through January 2, 2012).

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program provides vision, leadership, and support for Asian and Pacific Islander American initiatives for the Smithsonian and works to better reflect their contributions to the American experience, world culture, and the understanding of our planet and the natural world throughout Smithsonian collections, research, exhibitions, outreach, and education programs. For more information, visit us at www.apa.si.edu.

The Smithsonian Latino Center is an Educational Outreach and Research Center of the Smithsonian Institution focused on ensuring that Latino contributions to art, science, and the humanities are highlighted, understood and advanced through the development and support of public programs, scholarly research, museum collections and its affiliated organizations across the United States. For more information, visit us at www.latino.si.edu.

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From left: Konrad Ng, Eduardo Diaz, Lisa Nakamura, and Charles Ramirez Berg. Click image for more photos.

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3 thoughts on “A Different POV: Latino and Asian America in Cinema and New Media

  1. Pingback: Beyond the Korean Taco: When Asian and Latino American Cultures Collide | Around The Mall

  2. are you on facebook where i can post it?i’m an intrntl artist,work with hispanics and asians,fairly many artists,and i’m sure they’d like to go.there’s hispanic newspapers and 3 hispanic democrats running for office in va.,one is,if nothing happens,going to the statehouse.might be the first to do that.they’re youngish,lawyers,jaime arezeiga-soto,puerto rican, and alfonso lopez.el salvadoran.i know benecio torrez a little bit,my brother went to school with him,he was at the house for dinner,give him a call.he’s nice.

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