SHAKEN AND AFRAID ASIAN COMMUNITIES UNSETTLED IN WAKE OF ANTI-ASIAN VIOLENCE
The recent spike in anti-asian violence has left many communities unsettled and afraid. KPCC's Josie Huang talks to A Martinez about the impact of this on people's mental health and what help might be available.
Josie Huang, KPCC's Asian American Communities Correspondent
NAVIGATING LIFE AS A KOREAN-AMERICAN: AN ESSAY
Four of the women killed in the Atlanta-area shootings earlier this month were Korean. This fact has sparked a lot of dialogue among high school students who attend an oral history workshop at the Koreatown Youth and Community Center in Los Angeles. The focus: how to navigate life as Korean-American women in a climate where there's already so much uncertainty. Katherine Kim runs the workshop and shared this essay with The California Report Magazine from KQED.
Katherine Kim, workshop instructor at the Koreatown Youth and Community Center in Los Angeles
WHY 'MINARI' IS SO AMERICAN
The film “Minari” is about a Korean-American family that moves from California to Arkansas. It was shot entirely in the United States and tells a quintessential story of the immigrant experience in the U.S. The film has received rave reviews and just won a Golden Globe for best Foreign Language film, but because the majority of the film is in Korean, it did not qualify for best drama at the Golden Globes.
Producer Christina Oh, Plan B Entertainment
ON THE LOT
Godzilla vs. Kong hits HBO Max and movie theaters today and it's expected to have the biggest box office opening of the pandemic this weekend. Plus, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences loosens in-person Oscar plans and plans to set up European venues.
Rebecca Keegan, senior editor for film for The Hollywood Reporter.