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Asian Mail Order Bride, Bai Ling is a Mysterious Woman, Buddhist Monks March to Protest, Kollaboration Auditions, and much more in this issue of News Bites.
Asian Mail Order Bride on LAX
LAX's depiction of Asian women has stirred some controversy.
For more, including video clips from the show, please visit Asian Media Watch: www.asianmediawatch.net.
Bai Ling is the Mysterious Woman
Bai Ling is the "Mysterious Woman" in Jerry Conran’s Sci-Fi thriller, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, also starring Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Angelina Jolie. The film is about a reporter (Paltrow) who teams up with a pilot (Law) to find the origin of a series of attacks from giant flying robots in Gotham City, and to also find out why all the famous scientists around the world have been disappearing. The film was released on
Divanee Magazine, founded in 2003 by Mira Sattar, was created to address the issues and concerns unique to women of South Asian descent living in
Buddhist Monks March to Protest Film
500 Buddhist monks marched in the capital of
The Sri Lankan monks marched to the US Embassy carrying an advertisement of the movie that shows a man seated on the head of a Buddha. They want the release of the film to be stopped because they feel that “The film scoffs at lord Buddha, his character and his teaching,” says Monk Mawarale Baddiya. The protestors handed a petition to an embassy representative and warned that if action is not taken they will begin to fast outside the government building.
3rd Annual Dragon’s Roar Showcase Festival
The 3rd Annual Dragon’s Roar Showcase Festival took place on
A recording contract was offered from Seattle-based “Know It All Records” to one of the artists that performed, and the selection was based primarily on the votes of the concert goers that evening. For more information about the artists/bands that played and to see who won, you can click on this link: Dragon Festival.
What: 3rd Annual Dragon’s Roar Showcase Festival
Where: Sunset Room in
Who: 15+ Asian/Asian Pacific American Artists
Kristina Wong to Perform at 3rd Annual Single File
Kristina Wong will perform at the 3rd Annual Single File Festival in
Kristina Wong graduated from UCLA with double degrees in English and World Arts & Cultures, with a minor in Asian American Studies. Wong is now a solo performer, writer, actor, educator, activist, and filmmaker. She is currently touring the country with her solo performance Free. To learn more about Kristina Wong and to get information about her current show, please go to her website, www.kristinawong.com.
What: 3rd Annual Single File
Who: Kristina Wong
5th Annual Kollaboration Auditions
The 5th Annual Kollaboration will be held on
What: Kollaboration Auditions
Where: LIVE 4001 (Corner of 6th and
Date Posted: 9/18/2004