Short Films to Watch

July 6, 2009

In other short film news, you can catch Steven Okazaki's Oscar-nominated short Conscience of Nhem En at a free Berkeley screening Tuesday, July 7. The screening's at the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, and they'll also be showing the Oscar winning short film Smile Pinki.

Or watch it on HBO2 starting this Wednesday. I highly recommend the film (full disclosure: Steve Okazaki is an advisor on a film I'm working on). Here's a short description of the film: "Thirty years ago, during the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror over Cambodia, 16- year-old soldier Nhem En was instructed to photograph thousands of men, women and children as they passed through a processing center on their way to certain death. The portraits he took bear witness to the unspeakable suffering and loss endured by the country." You can also listen to an interview Okazaki did that aired on KPFA 94.1 Sunday.


Sunday Sedition with Andrea Lewis - July 5, 2009 at 9:00am

Click to listen (or download)

Momo Chang

Senior Contributing Editor

Momo Chang is the Content Manager at the Center for Asian American Media, and freelances for magazines, online publications, and weeklies. Her writings focus on Asian American communities, communities of color, and youth culture. She is a former staff writer at the Oakland Tribune. Her stories range from uncovering working conditions in nail salons, to stories about “invisible minorities” like Tongan youth and Iu Mien farmers. She has freelances The New York Times, WIRED, and East Bay Express, among other publications.



Thank you so much for featuring my video in your blog! It's a great honor to be recognized by such a well known and well respected Asian American interest magazine/blog. I just wanted to say thank you! Also, my name is really just Chuck, not Charles =]. Thank you again!Chuck Diep
well done, keep up the good work.Emily