On November 14, the Music of Asian America Research Center (MAARC) launched “Asian Americans on Celluloid” at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. This film timeline gives students a fun way to learn how Asian American representation and experiences have changed over time. 

The initial release contains 20 viewing guides and four introductory essays on Asian American filmmaking eras. MAARC intends to expand it to 45 films over the next year. Eric Hung, MAARC Executive Director and Co-Founder, and Irene Chien, Assistant Professor at Muhlenberg College, created the timeline with the help of Suzi Birnbaum, Lauren Eng, Mea Lang Lee, Runchao Liu, Faye Ma, and Jon Silpayamanant.

Click here to access “Asian Americans on Celluloid.”