UB Hosts Guest Media Artists For Asian Film And Video Series

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: October 5, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Department of Media Study, in collaboration with the university's Asian Studies Program, this fall will present a film and video series titled "Looking Asian," featuring highly acclaimed Asian-American and Canadian media artists.

The series will include screenings of award-winning and experimental films and videos, which will be presented by the individual guest artists. The works to be shown explore issues of Asian identity, female subjectivity, gay sexuality, environmental/social activism and the lingering burdens of history.

They are "Narmada - A Valley Rises" by Ali Kazimi, to be shown on Oct. 15; "Sniff," "Slanted Vision," and "Myth(s) of Creation" by Ming-Yuen S. Ma on Oct. 29, and "Strawberry Fields" by Rea Tajiri on Nov. 19

All screenings, which are free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

The series is being coordinated by independent, experimental videomaker Richard Fung, UB visiting professor of media study. Fung's own award-winning work, which explores Asian identity, multiculturalism and issues surrounding gay and lesbian identity, has been screened at numerous film and video festivals and art centers throughout the United States and Canada.

For more information on the series, call 645-6902, ext. 1494.