2.22.2011

short documentary: represent! asian americans in politics


Check out this seven-minute short documentary on Asian American identity, career choices and leadership, by ex-lawyer-turned-filmmaker Michael Wong. It starts off kind of slow, but stick with it: REPRESENT! Asian Americans in Politics. Watch it here:



Aimed at young people, with stylized editing and original music, it features prominent Asian American leaders like Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and congressman Mike Honda, who are standing up, speaking out and asserting leadership in the public arena.

I have to admit, I was initially a little thrown off by the off-kilter score and neon colored fonts... but something about this piece is actually kind of mesmerizing, and I couldn't stop watching. I recommend taking a look, and passing it along to others -- especially young people.