Seattle filmmaker and lion dancer Han Eckelberg, of Chinese and German descent, grew up on South Beacon Hill. So each side of his heritage left him with indelible memories, starting with his Chinese side.
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“Where We Belong:” Mei Ann Teo on identity and Asian food
Recognition of self comes early in life. For the creatively inclined, that path to creativity often comes early as well.
Kolohe Kai: Reggae vibes by way of Hawaii
Many musicians can recall their first guitar, their first keyboard, their first drum kit.
“Emergency Declaration”: A virus in the sky
With its 220-minute running time, you could fairly say that “Emergency Declaration,” the new film from South Korean writer and director Jae Rim-han, drags a bit. It lacks the biff-bang-pow dynamic central to the disaster film genre, although selected parts of it move with lighting ease.
Eastbound: Bilingual music, mirth, and yearning
Bringing a character to life before a live audience proves challenging enough for most actors.
Louisa Hotel: History and mystery in plaster
On a semi-sunny day in late April, Tanya Woo, from the Woo family in charge of the historic Louisa Hotel, guided photographer Joe Mabel, and myself, to the murals found along a Louisa staircase, former entrance to the Club Royale jazz club.
Green Book Tour: Jackson Street after hours, through the ages
We amble down streets, passing buildings, passing vacant lots where buildings once stood. For the most part, we stick to our business, not giving surroundings much of a thought.
Asian stand-up: Two stories, two cultures, two funny ladies
The path to stand-up comedy, like the path to any other creative endeavor, can run along seemingly infinite routes.
“After Yang”: Love, life, and other potent ponderables
“After Yang,” the second feature film written and directed by South Korea’s Kogonada, played the Northwest Film Forum as a presentation of the Seattle Asian American Film Festival on March 6, and should be available for home streaming soon.
“Alternative Facts”: Racism yesterday, racism today, activism always
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The year was 1992. I was a managing editor at my college newspaper. We somehow managed to lose the announcements for the 50th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the action from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, which sent more than 100,000 Japanese Americans to relocation camps during World War II. […]
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