The year 2019–20 marks a commemorative moment for Asian Pacific American media, honoring the fortieth and fiftieth anniversaries for arts institutions, ethnic studies departments, and special exhibitions so crucial to the forging of an Asian Pacific American cultural identity and political consciousness. An array of recent projects offer an occasion for reflection as well as a rallying cry. To name a few, the five-hour PBS-WETA documentary series Asian Americans; Film Quarterly's dossier and two-part symposium “Asian American Film at Fifty”; and actor-activist George Takei's graphic memoir of his internment experience, They Called Us Enemy, explore the richness and polyvocality of Asian Pacific...
Exhibition Review: At First Light: The Dawning of Asian Pacific America
Joshua Glick is an assistant professor of film and media studies and English at Hendrix College, and a fellow at the Open Documentary Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958–1977 (2018), which was selected as a finalist for the Richard Wall Memorial Award.
- Views Icon Views
- Share Icon Share
- Search Site
Joshua Glick; Exhibition Review: At First Light: The Dawning of Asian Pacific America. Afterimage 1 September 2020; 47 (3): 99–106. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/aft.2020.473008
Download citation file: